Colby Covington isn’t letting the loss against UFC Welterweight Champion Kamaru Usman deter his ambitions to continue putting on matches, albeit in a different wrestling promotion, in future.

Covington, who lost his championship bid to Usman via unanimous decision Saturday night at UFC 268 PPV that took place at Madison Square Garden in NYC, says he’s focused on putting on fights.

The former Interim Welterweight Champion did not mince words in a post-fight media appearance, taking jabs at his former training camp, American Top Team, and their current promotion, All Elite Wrestling (AEW).

“I don’t pay any attention to what those losers do. I’m focused on putting on the biggest and best fights in the world. You might see me in WWE one day, but I don’t think you’re going to see me in a second-tier promotion, like AEW.”

The 33-year-old had a public falling-out with his former team and left them to join MMA Masters in 2020. Covington has also made sporadic appearances for wrestling promotions, including Impact Wrestling in 2017 where he was part of an angle that also involved his former American Top Team members.

Check out his UFC 268 post-fight comments. The portion where he namedrops WWE and disses AEW begins at 16:48. Thanks to Wrestling Inc for the transcription.

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Manik Aftab

Manik Aftab is a news writer at Ringside News. He has been an avid fan of professional wrestling since 2000. His earliest memories of pro wrestling involved The Rock taking on The McMahon-Helmsley faction in 2000. Outside of his writing responsibilities, Manik is a fan of fiction, thrillers, comics, manga and anime. He’s an occasional journalist and likes to spend his free time watching movies and reading stuff about politics, science, medicine, etc. Manik also enjoys jogs in the park and workouts in the gym.  Manik is also a big of rock bands including Linkin Park, Breaking Benjamin, Metallica, Drowning Pool, Breaking Point, and Skillet. His current favorite wrestler is Kazuchika Okada and his favorite wrestler of all time is The Rock.

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