After leaving ATT, former welterweight interim champion, Colby Covington recently went on a rant about his former teammates, Jorge Masvidal and Dustin Poirier. And interestingly, Covington called out Poirier.
The rivalry between Covington and Poirier has been making a buzz for a meaningful time now. It’s one of the reasons why Colby Covington had to leave the American Top Team as well. However, Covington calling out Poirier for a fight in the octagon had the fans confused for various reasons. Dustin Poirier is scheduled to fight Dan Hooker and he is in a different division. However, Poirier has been open to a move to welterweight in the past and his rivalry with Covington might just be the pus he needs to make the jump.
Chale Sonnen praises the genius move by Colby Covington
Former UFC middleweight, Chael Sonnen comes out to clear the air surrounding Colby’s recent callout. Chael Sonnen explained that Colby knew exactly what he was doing when he called out Poirier. Sonnen explained:
“Anybody who does not love, appreciate and miss the Colby Covington show you are a mark. Colby Covington called out Dustin Poirier. A couple of problems. Dustin Poirier already has a fight. Dustin Poirier is in a different weight class. That’s why it is brilliant guys.”
Sonnen believes that Colby would continue his rivalries with former teammates even after leaving the gym. Sonnen continued:
“Colby had to leave the gym. If you think Colby is now gonna go make nice with the gym, that would break his character. He stays in character calls out his former teammate. You are a mark if you did not think Colby did not know exactly what he was doing that he was going to get headlines, he was going to get all of us talking about it, you are a mark. If you think he did not know ahead of time this was going to drive everybody absolutely insane as he is getting ready to roll out his real fight announcement, you are a Mark.”
Currently, Colby Covington is yet to make his octagon return after the loss to Kamaru Usman. The welterweight division is stacked with some strong contenders and Covington is one of them. However, it is safe to say that Covington would need one win to get another shot at the title shot.