UFC 225: Twitter Reacts To Colby Covington-Rafael Dos Anjos

Heather Diaz
June 10, 2018

"There is a time and place for all of those people, and Colby Covington has made himself out to be a villain-and he's a great villain at that". He pressured dos Anjos and put him into the fence; dos Anjos escaped but Covington was quick to press him back into the cage again. The two broke away, though. He did connect with a couple left hands that threw Covington off-balance but never truly hurt him. If Covington shows those same holes in his stand up against the former lightweight champion, it may be lights out for "Chaos" on June 9th. When it's all said and done, I did everything I could do there. Still, he pressed the action and pressured dos Anjos into the fence, not giving him any time to set up.

Round 2 started out the same way, with Colby rushing in and wrestling dos Anjos to the cage. On several occasions, the Chicago crowd chanted in unison, "Colby sucks". Clearly that was wishful thinking on their part.

The two were originally slated to face off at UFC 196, but dos Anjos would be pulled due to a foot injury and being replaced by Nate Diaz. If Covington can get a hold of dos Anjos' hips and work consistent takedowns, he's capable of simply wrestling his way past a former lightweight champion. Colby went for a single, but couldn't get anything. I'm not really concerned with who's ready, who's next. He started partying a lot, doing Ecstasy, doing all these drugs and the rest of history.

But it has been Covington's unrelenting social media onslaught and incendiary post-fight performances that have ratcheted up the anticipation surrounding this fight. Covington, however, proved he could hang with the best, and should be in line for a shot to unify the titles against Woodley in the coming months.

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Finally, the match seemed to turn in dos Anjos' favor. Shortly after, RDA was able to pop back up. The next exchange saw Covington land another takedown and secure dos Anjos' back. RDA lay in half guard as the round drew to a close. "I don't think it's the right way, but I don't have any extra pressure (to silence him for Brazil)".

The "something" that came up and scuttled McGregor's return presumably was the April bus attack that took place during a UFC 223 media day event in Brooklyn. In the final frame of the fight, Covington dumped RDA to the floor a little over one minute in. I don't want to just go up there and get two belts to say I got it.

Covington, who takes on Rafael dos Anjos Saturday at UFC 225 for UFC gold, has taken aim at just about every fighter competing at welterweight. The introduction of an Interim Title seems to have miraculously healed Tyron Woodley's shoulder and The Champion has recently told Ariel Helwani his shoulder is good to go and he is looking to defend his title on August 4th at the Staples center in Los Angeles.

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