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EXCLUSIVE | Covington eyes Whittaker, Nurmagomedov: I’m looking for three belts

EXCLUSIVE | Colby Covington eyes Robert Whittaker, Khabib Nurmagomedov: I’m looking for three belts

Earlier this year, on an April episode of BJ Penn Radio, UFC 225 interim welterweight title challenger Colby Covington shared plans to [pursue gold in the lightweight middleweight divisions in the…

“I don’t think [middleweight champ Robert Whittaker] is that good, man,” Covington said on the April episode. “He got knocked out by Stephen Thompson, and Stephen Thompson couldn’t hold my jock strap. So I might be looking to go up [to middleweight]. You know, I always wanted to get the belt [in] the harder weight class first. I’d rather go 170, get my belt, go to 185, smack Whittaker around, and then go to 155, and we’ll look for Khabib [Nurmagomedov].”

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