Ultimate Fighting Championship welterweight
Covington believes that sometime in the future Irish mega star
McGregor will return to the welterweight division and “Chaos”
will be ready to greet him when he does.
McGregor has won titles in both the featherweight and lightweight
divisions and has expressed a desire in the past of winning a title
in the heavier welterweight division. A return at welterweight
isn’t out of the realms of possibility although first McGregor
wants an immediate rematch, his head coach John
Kavanagh told Joe Rogan on his podcast on Monday.
McGregor has already fought twice at 170, pounds both times against
Diaz. The Irishman lost the first fight against him and looked
to struggle against his bigger opponent who took his best shots and
kept coming forward. However, their second fight was much closer
with McGregor landing some big shots to outpoint Diaz to a majority
Covington, who has had feuds with a number of fighters including
Werdum and Rafael dos
Anjos, spoke recently on BJ Penn Radio about a potential future
fight against McGregor. Covington expressed confidence that a
matchup between arguably the two most proficient talkers in the
game would sell well.
“I’m the money fighter, I’m the new Conor McGregor,” Covington
said. “I am the better version of him, I can fight, I can talk, I
can go when the fight gets tough. I am not gonna run away from a
tough fight like he did against Nate Diaz.
Yeah, we’ll welcome him back. Conor has expressed some interest in
coming to welterweight for a third belt, create history. So it is
definitely something I see down the line. The thing is, he is just
playing with Woodley. He is not gonna take that fight because he
knows Woodley would just leech off of him, he knows that Woodley’s
a little b*tch and he can’t even carry his own weight. Look at him;
he could barely do over 100,000 pay-per-view buys, well what good
is that gonna do for Conor? That’s not gonna make Conor any money.
I almost tripled Woodley’s pay-per-view buys on my first time, on
pay-per-view selling the shows.”