Published: Sun, June 10, 2018
Sports | By Juana Wells

McGregor was planning to fight RDA, and not Khabib

McGregor was planning to fight RDA, and not Khabib

Apparently, that isn't the only thing he has been working on. The Main Event between Robert Whittaker and Yoel Romero will be preceded by an interim title fight between 2 welterweights Rafael Dos Anjos and Colby Covington. Two judges scored it 48-47, and the third scored it 49-46. Even failed attempts are a success, as long as they tie dos Anjos up and frustrate his offense. According to Fightmetric, he threw 355 total strikes and attempted 23 takedowns.

"No one cares about you, Ralfie", Covington responded. "No one can go 25 minutes".

This is the second time Dos Anjos is missing a big payday opportunity by fighting Conor. Dos Anjos then nails Covington with a kick to the midsection, Covington again gets Dos Anjos against the cage wall. Dos Anjos landed a good left hand, but Colby kept coming at him.

A former NCAA All-American wrestler, Covington has embraced a pro wrestling shtick on social media and in interviews.

The crowd chanted, "Colby sucks!" After all, Covington has probably been the source of more headlines over the past year than dos Anjos. With welterweight champ Tyron Woodley on the shelf since July of past year he claims he and RDA are fighting for the "real belt".

In a strictly competitive sense, the pairing with Covington is an interesting clash of styles, as the tenacious American Top Team representative brings a pressure style forged on the wrestling mats into the cage with him every time.

"Since my first fight with Tarec, I think I was able to take improvements into the fight with Neil and then with Robbie", said the talented southpaw, who will be making his 25th appearance in the Octagon this weekend in Chicago. "I can't wait to take the belt to the White House, to the Oval Office, and put it on Trump's desk". "He'd come home and he'd yell at me, "Oh what the f*** are you doing Colby, do the dishes" and he would just like freak out". "You can't run, you can't hide no more Tyron Woodley".

'I'm sure I will win, I have no doubts in my mind, I've come this far. This is the real championship belt. So "RDA" took a fight this week instead - and now the champ says he wants to go in early August - but not against dos Anjos. I am looking for a 4th round TKO for Rafael Dos Anjos hopefully stopping the BS propelled hype train that is Colby Covington.

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