” Ive got a lot of adoration and regard for Daniel Cormier,” Covington told MMA Fighting.” You see all these other men, attempt to compare the GOATs, these are all people that did steroids.” Yeah, it certainly interests me,” Covington said. “Interesting me and getting me to view it are two different things. Its a year-round, 24-7 thing, and these people are protecting our constitutional rights we have in America, and theyre safeguarding them every day.
In spite of his generally bold persona, Colby Covington has a great deal of regard for both rivals of Saturday nights championship battle in Las Vegas.
In the primary occasion of UFC 252, Stipe Miocic will protect his heavyweight title versus Daniel Cormier in the third and final meeting between two of the absolute best the division has ever seen. In addition, its expected to be the final battle of Cormiers extraordinary profession.
Covington holds Cormier and his achievements in high regard ahead of the former two-division champs swan tune.
” Ive got a lot of affection and regard for Daniel Cormier,” Covington told MMA Fighting. I really do feel like he is the Natty GOAT, and by that, I indicate the natural GOAT.
” You see all these other people, attempt to compare the GOATs, these are all people that did steroids. So lets discuss natural. Thats what Daniel is. Hes the embodiment of an excellent soul and an excellent person. I wish him well this weekend.”
The respect rollovers to the ruling heavyweight title holder for his work in and out of the octagon.
” Stipes another fantastic individual, too,” Covington specified. “Hes a firefighter, hes a very first responder, so I need to provide a lot of love to him for what he provides for individuals of his city and all over the world.”
In their very first conference, Cormier, who entered the bout as the light heavyweight champ, ended up being only the second in UFC history to hold two titles simultaneously following a first-round knockout of Miocic at UFC 226.
After he submitted Derrick Lewis to effectively defend his title at UFC 230, “DC” provided Miocic his rematch 13 months following their very first encounter at UFC 241. Cormier had a hot start to the 2nd conference, probably winning the very first 3 rounds before Miocic finished the battle in the fourth.
When asked to make a prediction for the trilogy bout, Covington confesses was a challenging one.
” I want those guys the very best, and its truly tough to choose a winner, because theyre both respectable men,” Covington explained. “If I needed to pick a winner, I d probably go with DC.”.
As far as Covingtons go back to the octagon, a fight with bitter competing Tyron Woodley is being targeted for the UFCs event on Sept. 19. “Chaos” informed MMA Fighting that while the extremely expected bout is better to coming true than ever before, its not signed, sealed and provided just yet.
While he awaits his bout contract, Covington was asked if hell tune in to view Miocic and Cormiers final conference. Regardless of the respect he has for both fighters, Covington says he will spend his weekend commemorating the freedoms the United States has actually bestowed upon him.
” Yeah, it definitely interests me,” Covington said. “Interesting me and getting me to view it are 2 various things. I wont be viewing it due to the fact that I have better things to do. Im gon na enjoy my weekend– my weekend of liberty in America, the freest nation of all due to the fact that of the brave. A big thank you to all of our service member out there that puts their life on the line.
” Theres no vacations for war. Its a year-round, 24-7 thing, and these guys are securing our civil liberties we have in America, and theyre protecting them every day. They dont get enough credit.”.