UFC Superstar Colby Covington recently spoke to ESPN where the former Welterweight champion revealed his desire to make a splash in another combat sport…professional wrestling. Covington predicts a move closer to 2021, but does claim he’s been working on his moves and promo skills in the meantime.
I would say probably 2021,” Covington said on SB Nation’s “What the Heck” show. “Not this summer, but next summer. I’ve been practicing moves and really working on my promo and mic skills and just control and slowing things down and understanding the art of wrestling. I want to make sure when I go there I make the biggest splash possible, because I’m not here for a long time, I’m here for a good time, and I’m not here to make friends, I’m here to make money. When I go over there I want to make Brink’s truckloads of money.
Covington then references the most recent MMA breakout who made it big in WWE, former Raw women’s champion Ronda Rousey.
Ronda Rousey, the greatest women’s mixed martial artist of all time. It’s good to learn from her and see her and how she’s handling the transition from MMA to pro wrestling,” Covington said. “I think I’m going to have a good grasp of it. I grew up amateur wrestling and I know how to act, I know how to sell, and everybody knows I know how to entertain, so I think it’s going to be a smooth transition when I go to the WWE in 2021.
He also believes he could be a real rating meter mover as he has a love/hate relationship with fans.
Everybody knows I do good business, I pull numbers, people want to see me, I’m entertaining, and people are divided on me,” he said. “They hate me and they love me, but it’s all the same thing at the end of the day
Full interview here.