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Colby Covington is an American mixed martial artist. As of March 4, 2019, he is #2 in the official UFC welterweight rankings. He was born on February 22, 1988, and he is now 31 years old.
Covington was born in Clovis, California. Covington wrestled at Thurston High School in Oregon, lettering all four years and winning the 171 lb state championship as a senior. Likewise, Covington went to Iowa Central Community College where he won the 165 lb national junior college wrestling title as a true freshman. His roommate, at the time, was future UFC champion, Jon Jones.
Similarly, in 2011, American Top Team owner Dan Lambert was looking to boost his gym’s wrestling training and Covington was one of a few people Lambert recruited to help do so. Shortly after, Covington began pursuing a professional mixed martial arts (MMA) career. And moved to South Florida to train at American Top Team. Moreover, he turned professional in 2012. Similarly, compiling a record of 5–0 before signing with the UFC in the summer of 2014.
Professional Wrestling Career
Impact Wrestling (2017)
Covington, along with other American Top Team members, made multiple appearances in Impact Wrestling, where they aligned themselves with Lashley and King Mo. Since, 2017, they defeated the team of Moose and Stephan Bonnar at Bound for Glory. Furthermore, in the buildup to the event, he hired Stevie Richards to be his strength and conditioning coach.
In February 2018, Covington appeared at a WrestlePro event and defeated TyQuil Woodley, a parody character of Tyron Woodley, in a match.
Public Image & Criticisms
Furthermore, he has described himself as the “super villain” of the UFC. And will often try to upset people with brazen trash talking. Basically, following his bout with Demian Maia, he called Brazil a “dump” and referred to the Brazilian crowd as “filthy animals” in the post-fight interview. Further, Covington has publicly stated he supports U.S. President Donald Trump. After winning the Interim UFC Welterweight Championship, he stated he wanted to visit Trump. Additionally, that was at the White House to present him with the title, which he did on August 2, 2018.
- Full Name: Colby Covington
- Date of Birth: February 22, 1988
- Age: 31
- Birth Place: Clovis, California, United States
- Nationality: American
- Height: 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
- Weight: 169 lb (77 kg; 12 st 1 lb)
- Division: Welterweight
- Reach: 72 in (183 cm)
- Fighting out of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States
- Team: American Top Team
- Wrestling: NCAA Division I Wrestling
- Years active: 2012–present
- Education: Oregon State University (2007–2011), Iowa Central Community College, Thurston High School
- Net Worth: $2 million
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