NEWARK, N.J. — You might per chance well presumably even have a extreme abhor for his demeanor and antics launch air of the Octagon, however the neatly-rounded abilities of Colby “Chaos” Covington snarl admire within it. Saturday evening within the foremost tournament of the UFC Newark card, with Donald Trump Jr. and Eric Trump seated front row, Covington shrinking by placing on a dominant performance that led to a easy choice victory over historical welterweight champion Robbie Lawler.
What grew to change into out to be the most comely changed into the incontrovertible reality that no longer handiest did Covington strategically originate the most of his superior wrestling abilities to originate decided that that he bought previous “Ruthless” after 5 rounds, but when the two were on their ft, Covington tended to in discovering the higher of the placing battles as neatly. Many wondered whether or no longer Lawler changed into merely saving his energy for the later rounds and one other highlight-reel raise out, but that 2d never came as Covington cruised to his seventh consecutive victory.
“I changed into in point of fact impressed when the foremost family came within the constructing to peep me behind the scenes. Let’s give it as a lot as the Trump family!” Covington said after the scheme terminate. “They are conserving The United States tall! Yeah! I also must thank the troops. With out our provider girls and men, none of this would be conceivable. They sacrifice their life for our freedoms and I’d no longer be ready to build any of this with out them.
“Let’s talk referring to the lesson we learned tonight. It is a solid lesson that Robbie might per chance well also smooth’ve learned from his correct buddy Matt Hughes: You pause off the tracks when the recount is coming thru, junior. Place no longer matter if it’s the Trump recount or the Colby recount, in discovering out the vogue!”
The impressive victory on Saturday will even raise talk of Covington in the end in discovering his shot at claiming undisputed welterweight championship. Place no longer concern, he did now not let that subject stray from the put up-combat interview as champion Kamaru Usman seemed on from the commentary booth.
“Hiya, I did now not scheme terminate a observe to reach peep you guys. You guys sold a observe to reach peep me. So shut up and let me raise out my interview,” Covington said amid boos from the Jersey faithful. “Marty Pretend-newsman, I produce no longer must wait to November in Madison Square Garden to build it. We are in a position to build it tonight, we can build it correct now. The effect are you at? The effect are you at? I’m coming for you correct now. Let’s build it!”
You might per chance well presumably also vilify him all you utilize to have, but cherish it or no longer, Covington continuously proves that he’s the most important contender at 170 kilos. Whether in November at MSG or no longer, the combat with Usman will be on the horizon after Saturday.
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UFC Newark card/outcomes
Colby Covington def. Robbie Lawler by strategy of unanimous choice (50-44, 50-forty five, 50-forty five)
Jim Miller def. Clay Guida by strategy of first-spherical submission (guillotine choke)Nasrat Haqparast def. Joaquim Silva by strategy of 2d-spherical TKO (punches)Gerald Meerschaert def. Trevin Giles by strategy of third-spherical submission (guillotine choke)Scott Holtzman def. Dong Hyun Ma by strategy of 2d-spherical TKO (doctor stoppage)Kennedy Nzechukwu def. Darko Stosic by strategy of unanimous choice (29-26, 28-27, 28-27)
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