Colby Covington took to Instagram to release a statement about his health after reports emerged that the former interim Welterweight Champion tested positive for the coronavirus. Covington released a lengthy statement where he hit back at people wishing bad on Donald Trump’s health, and at those putting Covington in the middle of it all.
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After reports emerged that Covington is positive, it was rumored that POTUS Donald Trump’s meeting with Covington could have a lot to do with Trump testing positive for the dreaded virus. However, Covington cleared the air and stated that he tested negative before and after his meeting with Donald Trump. Covington also sent out a stern warning to the negative comments coming toward Trump. Donald Trump revealed that he underwent treatment for coronavirus and the next 48 hours could be very critical.
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“For the people who constantly slander my name, but are all of a sudden concerned with my health and well-being: I’m COVID free. I’ve been tested 7 times in the past 3 weeks, including prior to and after meeting with the POTUS. I was also tested during fight week, as well as before and after the debate. ALL NEGATIVE. Speaking of ALL NEGATIVE, how about all the slime in Hollywood and woke sports wishing harm on a 74-year-old grandfather!?! How tolerant! Unfortunately for them and fortunately for America, @realdonaldtrump is a fighter!!! He KO’s the fake news media daily. He KO’d Slow Joe and Chris Wallace at the same time on Tuesday! Now it’s time for a casual weekend KO of COVID! Here’s to a speedy recovery and 4 MORE YEARS!!! ????????????????????” Covington captioned.
Colby Covington to take on Jorge Masvidal next
After an impressive performance against former Champion Tyron Woodley, everything seems to point at an epic showdown against Jorge Masvidal to determine the #1 contender for the UFC Welterweight Championship.
After reports emerged that UFC is looking at Nate Diaz vs Jorge Masvidal rematch for the symbolic BMF belt, Dana White shared his thoughts on a potential match-up between Covington and Masvidal. Both the fighters share a genuine beef and there’s a reason to believe that the fight could go down as the biggest non-title fight in the history of the UFC Welterweight division.
With Gilbert Burns set to take on Kamaru Usman for the UFC Welterweight Championship next, the winner of Colby Covington and Jorge Masvidal could be looking at a title opportunity next.
Nate Diaz is currently ranked #13 in the UFC Welterweight rankings, and even if Masvidal goes past Diaz in the rematch, there’s no saying if he would get the title shot next. It makes sense and is a perfect way to settle the rivalry once and for all inside the UFC octagon for the opportunity to fight for the title.