Colby Covington is in the business of making headlines with his mouth. The outspoken UFC fighter has made appearances in various wrestling promotions, including IMPACT.
In 2021, Covington hopes to join up with WWE and he has his eyes set on Drew McIntyre as McIntyre is the WWE Champion.
And McIntyre has no issue welcoming Covington to his side of the world.
"I get it. Tyson Fury has done the same thing since I won the title," McIntyre told Busted Open Radio. "People recognize the global reach of WWE. They understand it's a huge platform and opportunity. Obviously, if you've got any sense, you're going to go for the top dog. I heard what he said; David vs. Goliath, it wouldn't be a sanctioned match for WWE. This is how I see it; in WWE, I beat Brock Lesnar in five minutes. I don't know how Colby would do in a MMA fight with Lesnar. But in WWE, I beat him in five minutes. If he wants a bar fight, okay, I'm fine with that. Not for the title, only our superstars deserve a title shot. But I'm fine fighting anybody that'll get more eyes on WWE. But there are weight classes. I'm 6'5'' 270 pounds, if you think I've never been in a fight, you've got another thing coming. If I've got to face him in a bar fight, that's fine. I've got 100 pounds on the guy, I'll knock him out, it'll get some buzz. If he wants to fight, we'll fight."
Plenty of MMA fighters have successfully transitioned to WWE, one being Matt Riddle.
But Riddle warns MMA fighters that they can't quite bring the same heat in WWE. You can find Riddle's full comments by clicking here.
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