HomeUFCColby Covington calls Jake Paul ‘an embarrassment to society,’ predicts Ben Askren to beat him
Colby Covington calls Jake Paul ‘an embarrassment to society,’ predicts Ben Askren to beat him
April 2, 2021
Colby Covington and Ben Askren have by no means been too keen on one another. However relating to Jake Paul and the present welterweight title image, they’ll put their variations apart.
Set to make his professional boxing debut towards Paul in two weeks on April 17, Askren is regularly gaining assist and perception in his talents from his MMA friends. Absolutely to the shock of many, that features the lone-wolf in Covington.
“Hopefully Ben goes on the market and knocks out Jake Paul,” Colby Covington instructed Helen Yee. “I’m simply sick of listening to him discuss. He’s simply operating his mouth and there’s no substance behind something he says.
“I feel he’ll [beat Paul], I feel he’s simply going to place that strain on him. If he makes use of the clinch and simply ties him up and simply will get him drained, there’s little question he has a greater fuel tank than Jake Paul – some little YouTuber. The child’s an entire joke, he’s a humiliation to society, he’s a humiliation to the MMA and boxing world normally. I hope Ben goes on the market and shuts his mouth.”
Whereas Askren has gained the assist of Covington going into his match, the positivity has gone the opposite manner as nicely.
With Jorge Masvidal having been granted a right away rematch towards UFC champion Kamaru Usman, “Funky” has brazenly shared how he believes a Colby Covington vs. Usman rematch would have been extra logical. Usman vs. Masvidal 2 takes place the week after Askren vs. Paul on April 24 at UFC 261.
“Me and Ben have had a feud and he’s all the time talked sh*t about me within the media,” Covington mentioned. “We’ve exchanged not-so-nice phrases prior to now and the truth that he’s popping out displaying assist for me reveals that I deserve [the title shot] greater than anyone proper now and he is aware of that I’ve been placing within the work. He is aware of that Jorge Masvidal is scared to battle me.
“Since he ran from me for six months and was scared to battle me, how do you reward that man and provides him one other title shot? It doesn’t make sense, I don’t suppose the followers are pleased with it, I feel they’re displaying by their feedback, their assist of me, they need to see me again on the market, they know I’m the most effective present contained in the Octagon and outdoors the Octagon.”
For Colby Covington, his final day out noticed him rebound off of his fifth-round TKO loss to Usman at UFC 245. “Chaos” did so by incomes a fifth-round TKO of his personal towards former champion Tyron Woodley in September.