Former UFC Interim Welterweight Champion Colby Covington looks to be interested in a possible crossover into the world of professional wrestling.
Covington recently interviewed on MMA Fighting‘s the “What The Heck Show” via webcam, where he expressed his interest in a possible WWE career. He went on to talk about how much he loves and respects Vince McMahon for what he has been able to do in the business. He went on to state that he is “looking to go over to WWE and make wrestling real again.”
“Those guys are true sports athlete entertainers. To put on a show like that for the world while everybody’s at home watching, you don’t have the same energy from the crowd and the same adrenaline that you get when you walk into a full arena, so to see those guys out there putting it all on the line, I respect those guys. Those guys are some of the hardest workers on earth. I hope to join them someday. I’ve got a lot of love and respect for Vince McMahon and what he’s done for the business model of the WWE. My thing is I want to go to WWE and make wrestling real again. I want people to get behind it and think that it’s real. You ain’t going off the top rope on me because I’ll take you out with a double leg, you ain’t gonna get up there. So I’m looking to go over to WWE and make wrestling real again in the near future. Until then I’m gonna be retiring all the old fogeys over here in the UFC.”
Colby continued by talking about others who have transitioned into wrestling, and how he’s talked to WWE Superstars Bobby Lashley, Ronda Rousey, and Kurt Angle.
“I’ve been talking to Bobby Lashley, my friend, he’s a teammate, and Kurt Angle obviously, I walk out to his music for my fights, I keep in good touch with those guys. And 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. I think I’m gonna 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 gonna be a smooth transition when I go to the WWE in 2021.”
You can check out the entire interview with Colby Covington below.
We will have to see what the future holds for the 32 year old former UFC Champion, but it sounds as though his interest in a potential WWE career is legit.
We will keep you updated if we hear anything else about Colby Covington or a potential transition into the pro wrestling world.
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