Colby Covington’s UFC career may soon be coming to an end.
As one of the most hated fighters on the UFC roster, ‘Chaos’ would like to try his hand as a heel in the world of professional wrestling, telling What The Heck in a recent interview that he could move to the WWE as early as 2021.
“My thing is I want to go to WWE and make wrestling real again,” Covington said, per MMA Fighting’s Alexander K. Lee. “I want people to get behind it and think that it’s real. You ain’t going off the top rope on me because I’ll take you out with a double leg, you ain’t gonna get up there. So I’m looking to go over to WWE and make wrestling real again in the near future. Until then I’m gonna be retiring all the old fogeys over here in the UFC.”
“I’ve been talking to Bobby Lashley, my friend, he’s a teammate, and Kurt Angle obviously, I walk out to his music for my fights, I keep in good touch with those guys. And Ronda Rousey, the greatest women’s mixed martial artist of all time. It’s good to learn from her and see her and how she’s handling the transition from MMA to pro wrestling. I think I’m gonna have a good grasp of it. I grew up amateur wrestling and I know how to act, I know how to sell, and everybody knows I know how to entertain so I think it’s gonna be a smooth transition when I go to the WWE in 2021.”
Covington went on to state that he plans to make truck loads of cash in WWE and expressed his admiration for ‘the art of wrestling’.
“I would say probably 2021,” he said. “Next summer, not this summer, but next summer. I’ve been practicing moves and really working on my promo and mic skills and just control and slowing things down and understanding the art of wrestling. I want to make sure when I go there I make the biggest splash possible because I’m not here for a long time, I’m here for a good time and I’m not here to make friends, I’m here to make money. When I go over there I want to make Brink’s trucks loads of money.
“Everybody knows I do good business, I pull numbers, people want to see me, I’m entertaining, and people are divided on me. They hate me and they love me, but it’s all the same thing at the end of the day.”
The 32-year-old last fought in December, where he suffered a fifth-round TKO defeat to reigning welterweight champ Kamaru Usman in the UFC 245 main event.