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Kurt Angle Praises UFC’s Colby Covington, Talks Covington Using His Entrance Theme

August 21, 2019 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas
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– Talking with Ariel Helwani on his latest show, Kurt Angle spoke about the always-controversial Colby Covington as well as the UFC fighter using his entrance music. You can see some highlights below:

On how he felt about Covington using his music: “Well I — before he did it, he had a friend of his contact me, Bobby Lashley. And Bobby called me and said, ‘Hey, there’s this fighter named Colby Covington.’ And I said, ‘I know who he is.’ He said, ‘Well, he wants to use your entrance music to come out, because’ — it’s funny, he wanted to do it because he wanted the fans to chant “You suck.’ So I said, ‘It’s all his, he can have it, man. If he wants to do it, God bless him, that’s great.'”

On Covington playing to the boos like a wrestling heel: “I think it’s extraordinary. I think that he has something that no one else has. And he understands, he gets the entertainment factor of it. Obviously, we’re talking about a real sport, I think the baddest sport on the planet, but you need to have a little bit of entertainment. And he has that mind for it, just like Conor McGregor.”

If you use any of the quotes in this article, please credit Ariel Helwani’s MMA Show with a h/t to 411mania.com for the transcription.