Colby Covington Questions Legality of Fighting Ben Askren • MMA News

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The UFC’s welterweight division is at current in a state of suspense. Will Tyron Woodley be defending his welterweight title in the direction of Colby Covington as initially deliberate? Or will Woodley sign the other half of the bout settlement Kamaru Usman posted on social media ultimate week? One issue is for sure: Colby Covington at current has no actual curiosity in going by way of two fighters: Kamaru Usman or Ben Askren. Let’s first seize Askren’s deal with the matter:

“I volunteered to combat Colby, I volunteered to combat Usman, and so they’re so scared,” Ben Askren talked about ultimate week in a backstage scrum. “Usman is the last word hypocrite, and he’s so dumb, he can’t even put his sentences collectively. He’s like, ‘I’m not a hypocrite. I stated earn your shot.’ Properly, no, that’s precisely why I stated you’re a hypocrite, as a result of that’s actually what Colby stated to you. After which they faux they don’t hear me. Although they’ve been within the UFC for 4 or 5 years, even supposing Colby won an interim and Usman’s pushing, their social media followings are nonetheless minuscule in contrast to mine. Regardless of Colby operating his stupid-ass (‘Make America Nice Once more’) gimmick, regardless of Marty from Nebraska making an attempt to act like he’s Kamaru.”

In an look on Ariel Helwani’s MMA Current, Covington was requested with regard to the potential of going by way of Ben Askren, and Covington was swift to exact why he has no actual curiosity in going by way of the UFC newcomer:

“Let’s be trustworthy. No fee would approve this combat,” Covington staid. “I indicate, he’s not even ranked inside the excessive 100. So it is perhaps a slaughter.

“If that 36-year-old virgin builds himself up and he turns into a draw, then no downside. I’ll ship him again to the again of the road similar to all people else.”

As points at current stand, Ben Askren will most likely be going by way of Robbie Lawler at UFC 232, the equivalent event that Colby Covington hopes to downside Tyron Woodley for the welterweight title, ought to the promotion reroute as soon as as soon as extra, this time away from the current pegged challenger for the strap, Kamaru Usman.

Who do you assume would win a fight between Ben Askren and Colby Covington?

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