Colby Covington on Dustin Poirier: ‘He Gives Up’

Colby Covington on Dustin Poirier: ‘He Gives Up’

Former Interim Academy Weight Champion Colby Covington consider Dustin Poirierdefeat against the champion Charles Oliveira in the main event of UFC 269.

The old teammate relationship can only be seen as rival these days, and Covington did not refrain from discussing Poirier’s loss during an appearance on the internet. Radio submissions.

“Just Dustin’s anxiety. He’s always like that. Don’t like working hard. You know, living off of beating Conor McGregor,” Covington said when asked what he saw in Saturday’s title fight.

“What’s so important about defeating Conor McGregor more these days? I mean, he has a great legacy, has done some great things in the past. The guy has made a lot of money, but he no longer has that desire. So beating a guy like that doesn’t mean you’re going to be the world beater or the world’s best. ”

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Oliveira, who holds the record for most submissive wins in UFC history, knocked Poirier early in the third round and forced Poirier to a knockout with a bare back neck lock. Covington believes “The Diamond” has given up and is not surprised by the results.

“I think he will run out of gas and eventually he will quit. And that’s what he did. Like in the battle of Khabib. He stopped, he put his head on the mat and he left his neck open so he could suffocate in the back naked. So that’s not a surprise,” said Covington.


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