“Just Because You Have More Money Than Someone Doesn’t Mean You’re Better Than Them”- Colby Covington

Colby Covington is undoubtedly one of the best welterweights in the UFC right now. Many people, including Dana White, consider Covington to be the best welterweight fighter after Kamaru Usman. As of November 2021, the fighter stands first in the UFC welterweight contender rankings.

Many know colby Covington as a trash talker and an arrogant fighter. But very few people know the background that ‘Chaos’ comes from. Colby started his career as a fighter with an empty wallet, and made it to the top from scratch. His rags to riches story is extremely inspiring and is definitely something to look up to. 

In a recent interview with MMA Fighting on SBN, Covington spoke about his journey to the top. Covington claimed that he didn’t have enough money and saw many tough times. He said that he would usually walk to the gym. The fighter would use the bicycle to travel even when it rained since he didn’t have a car back then. 

Colby gave up a lot for the life he leads today and turned his life around through his self-belief. 

“The reason where I’m at is because of how strong my mind is. So, anytime those negative thoughts started to creep inside my headspace, you know I refuse to let him occupy it. You know I cleared my mind. I found ways to breathe and be thankful. Just to be alive man. It’s not about the monetary gain in life,” said Covington.

“Like just because you have more money than someone doesn’t mean you’re better than them… Money’s a tool. It helps you be able to do things that you probably couldn’t do on a regular basis. But that’s not what makes you happy,” he added.

READ MORE: Colby Covington says he’s ready to send Khamzat Chimaev to the hospital. 

Did Colby Covington land a successful takedown against Kamaru Usman?

Colby Covington fought Kamaru Usman for the second time in his career, this year at UFC 268. Covington’s first fight with Usman was extremely close but ended up as a win for Usman, following a final round KO. Their second fight was very entertaining as well, but it was clear that Usman was way ahead of Covington. 

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – DECEMBER 14: (R-L) Kamaru Usman of Nigeria butts heads with Colby Covington in their UFC welterweight championship bout during the UFC 245 event at T-Mobile Arena on December 14, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images

However, in the second fight, many believe that Colby broke the Nigerian’s record of having a 100% takedown defense. But somehow, the UFC denies this, and so does Kamaru Usman. 

Covington clearly took him down in the third round of the fight. The wrestling legend and UFC analyst, Daniel Cormier, backed this and argument as well, and so does Covington himself.

Do ya’ll think Covington broke Kamaru Usman’s record? Let us know in the comments section below. 

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