With UFC 272 coming up this weekend, Kayla Harrisona former teammate of Superstar Colby Covington reveals how he became “Chaos”. Harrison reveals that Colby wasn’t alone in developing the character.
Colby Covington is one of the UFC’s most polarizing fighters. It’s most evident in a crowded arena that the audience always has some kind of feeling for the fighter. It’s impossible not to either completely love him or absolutely hate Covington when you start seeing him. For those who take what Colby says literally, I’m sorry to burst your bubble, but it’s all just a game.
Covington absolutely changed his character to make himself more “sellable” to fight fans. Since that decision, he has managed to become one of the biggest PPV stars. Colby’s former teammate Kayla Harrison reveals who helped Colby with some of his trash talk and punch lines. “He’s a kid who used to come out of this gym too and surprisingly was a wrestling fan.” says Harrison, implying that Colby was a pro-wrestling fan and took inspiration from it.
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Kayla Harrison opens up about Dan Lambert’s influence on Colby Covington
“I’m pretty sure Dan [Lambert] was that… Listen, I mean it’s no secret,” Kayla said, suggesting that the head of America’s top team was the one who suggested Colby tweak his personality. “The UFC wanted to cut, Colby. He was 7 and 1 or so and they were going to cut him anyway. So Dan said, ‘We’re not going to change your style, you’re not going to be a grappler. So we have to … change you.’ And they did.”
Although Dan Lambert may have helped Colby develop his new character for MMA, Kayla feels “mess” has gone too far with his career. “Well, I don’t think Dan took it to the extreme. I think he just planted a seed and Colby… took it too far.” Harrison said.
Covington is known for his trash talk and the “far right” character he plays. Colby managed to defeat many of his opponents with his verbal attacks and this time he’ll try to do the same against his former friend Jorg Masvidal at UFC272.
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