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Colby Covington Hoping For Flawless Victory At UFC 202

August 18, 2016 | Posted by Joseph Lee
Colby Covington

In an interview with MMA Junkie, Colby Covington (9-1 MMA, 4-1 UFC) spoke about his UFC 202 fight against Max Griffin (12-2 MMA, 0-0 UFC). It happens at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas this Saturday. He also hopes to fight at UFC fight Night 96 in Portland on October 1, only six weeks later. Here are highlights:

On wanting to fight in Portland: “I think it’s a very high probability that I could make that turnaround. That’s plenty of time for me. I only need two or three weeks to be ready for a fight. I fought Mike Pyle on 10 days’ notice. I want to fight in Portland. That’s my home. That would be a dream come true to fight in front of my home state and in front of my fans. I can have so much support there, and I think the UFC could see my worth if I got to fight there. I’m really gunning for that, to get out of this fight flawless and be able to fight six weeks later.”

On a rematch with Warlley Alves: “I want to prove to the world that he’s not the same level as me. In my mind, he doesn’t stand a chance with me when I’m 100 percent healthy. At the same time, he just lost, so I think the world kind of knows that he’s not like a top-tier fighter, and that’s what I’m looking for. I want to fight top-tier fighters. I didn’t get into this to fight bottom feeders like this Max Griffin. I want to fight the top of the top because I feel like I am the top of the top. If that opportunity presents itself down the road, and he gets on a winning streak, I’d love a rematch, and I’d put my UFC contract on it that I would beat him or I’d leave the UFC. That’s how confident I am that I beat him. That’s how I feel about that.”

On fighting Griffin: “I’m going to finish (Griffin) for sure. There’s no way he’s making it three rounds with me. I’m hungrier than ever. I’ve still got that sour taste in my mouth from fighting and beating myself against Warlley Alves. I don’t expect anything less than a finish. I’m going to finish him. He’ll be lucky to make it out of two rounds.”

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