Colby Covington says he will be the unofficial backup for UFC 261, plans to be in attendance | BJPenn.com


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Colby Covington says he might be in attendance for UFC 261 which sees Kamaru Usman defend his welterweight title in opposition to Jorge Masvidal.

For months now, the discuss was Covington would face Masvidal and the 2 would coach The Final Fighter. But, with the UFC having a full capability crowd in Jacksonville, the promotion determined to ebook the rematch with left Covington on the surface wanting in.

Nevertheless, in line with Covington, he says he plans to be at UFC 261 because the backup fighter, regardless of the UFC not telling him he might be.

“I’m going to guage issues when that combat occurs. All people is aware of the UFC hasn’t informed me, however I feel it’s fairly self-explanatory that I’m the backup man,” Covington mentioned to The Schmo. “If something occurs, anyone will get COVID, anyone will get chilly ft and pulls out of that combat, I’m exhibiting up. That’s proper down the street from me. We’re in Miami, Fla., proper now. That’s a three-and-a-half-hour, four-hour trip. I’ll take a bus over to Jacksonville, and I’ll be exhibiting up for the combat. I’ll be there.

“So, if anyone pulls out, I’ll be stepping in and we’ll consider from there,” Covington continued. “I simply wish to placed on good fights and capitalize on the prime of my profession, which is what I’m in. So we’ll see what occurs in a few weeks.”

Though Colby Covington says he’s the backup fighter, the UFC hasn’t supplied him the function. As a substitute, he’s doing it by himself however doesn’t know if he’ll formally weigh-in.

“I don’t know. That’s as much as Dana White and Hunter Campbell. That’s their resolution. That’s their enterprise and what they need. However I’m staying prepared. I’ve my weight able to go. I’m coaching, getting ready like I’m combating April 24 for the world title,” Covington mentioned. “So if they need me to weigh in, I’d like to weigh in. If not, it’s okay. I’ll be there in attendance, and I’ll be able to go in case anyone pulls out final minute.”

Regardless, Covington has his eyes on the UFC 261 most important occasion and plans to combat the winner.

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