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Colby Covington ready to go to WWE after his UFC career

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Calendar Icon13 March 2022

UFC Welterweight contender Colby Covington is open to a move to professional wrestling and WWE after his UFC career.

Covington, who is coming off a dominant win against Jorge Masvidal at UFC 272, revealed the same during his recent interview with Sports Illustrated.

“I’d love to cross over and come into the WWE. But I love being a UFC fighter. I love fighting; it’s my passion and what I was born and put on this earth to do. After my career with the UFC is done, WWE is something I’d love to dabble in,” he said.

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Covington currently holds a professional MMA record of 17-3 to his name and is 8-2 in his last ten fights with his two losses coming against reigning UFC Welterweight champion Kamaru Usman.

The 34-year-old also noted that he admires Ronda Rousey who successfully transitioned from MMA to WWE.

“Ronda Rousey has really impressed me [in WWE]. Her promo game has come on strong. She’s just a true entertainer. She knows how to put on a show for a crowd. She is the baddest woman in combat sports. Look at her track record—she’s a trendsetter. The things she did in the UFC are unheard of. I’m a big fan of Ronda Rousey and I love the way she competes. I think she’s going to be the best WWE wrestler for a long time to come,” he added.

A long list of MMA fighters has tried their hand in professional wrestling including names like Ken Shamrock, Shayna Baszler, Josh Barnett, and most recently, Paige VanZant. Recently, UFC Middleweight champion Israel Adesanya had also expressed his interest in trying out professional wrestling.

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