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Colby Covington Wants A Title Shot After Beating Demian Maia

October 20, 2017 | Posted by Joseph Lee
Colby Covington

In an interview with MMA Junkie, Colby Covington (12-1 MMA, 7-1 UFC) said that he wants a title shot in the UFC if he wins his fight with Demian Maia (25-7 MMA, 19-7 UFC) at UFC Fight Night 119. The event happens in Sao Paulo, Brazil on October 28. Here are highlights:

On his plans after fighting Maia: “Then Tyron Woodley is next, and five-round fights are going to favor me. I’ve only hit Gear 1. Wait until I hit Gear 2 and 3 against Tyron. Man, you’re about to see a new Colby ‘Chaos’ Covington.”

On who he’d want to fight for a title shot: “It doesn’t matter who it is. There’s one singular goal and one singular focus, and that’s the world title. I do feel I have the skill set to hold the welterweight title for a long time. Whoever the champion is at the time, that’s who I want.”

On training: “I live in the gym right now. I’m actually staying at the dorms at American Top Team. I’m eating, living and breathing MMA. I have no girlfriend. I have no distractions in my life. All I do is I come downstars and I train. I go upstairs, I eat, I get on social media, and I promote myself. I’m letting the UFC know I don’t need them to promote me, but I want the big fights.”

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