Colby Covington put it on Robbie Lawler for 25-minutes in the main event of UFC Newark, out-working the former UFC Welterweight Champion en route to a unanimous decision victory. With the win, Covington will likely move into a UFC Welterweight Title fight against Kamaru Usman.
Here's how fighters reacted to the main event and Colby's post-fight speech, which included a shot at Matt Hughes' accident.
I want to apologize for losing bc now all of you have to listen to Marty and Colby talk to each other. It will be damn near unbearable.— Ben Askren (@Benaskren) August 3, 2019
Robbie just let the whole world down --— Jon Bones Jones (@JonnyBones) August 3, 2019
He did not talk about Matt like that! --— Tatiana Suarez (@tatianaufc) August 3, 2019
Talkings hard when the scripts not in front of u— Belal Muhammad (@bullyb170) August 3, 2019
This is just weird !!!— Derek Brunson (@DerekBrunson) August 3, 2019
Wtf was Robbie doing , sharp head movement and defense but no offense— Brian Kelleher (@brianboom135) August 3, 2019
Love him or hate him @ColbyCovMMA is a real problem. 500 strikes and 20 takedown attempts over 5 rounds is just insanity!!!— Daniel Cormier (@dc_mma) August 3, 2019
The MMA gods failed us tonight -- #UFCNewark— Cub Swanson (@CubSwanson) August 3, 2019
Not a Covington fan like most ppl but gotta say this is a very impressive performance so far— James Vick (@JamesVickMMA) August 3, 2019
Me every time Robbie lands: pic.twitter.com/1ZyD5JrIOq— Luis Antonio Pena (@violentbobross) August 3, 2019
Why Lawler doesn’t wanna fight??? They are bff @ufc— rafael natal (@rafaelsaponatal) August 3, 2019
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