Det var under den gångna helgens UFC 225 som Colby Covington lyckades besegra Rafael Dos Anjos och därmed bli ny interimmästare i weltervikt. Trots vinsten så är Covington dock inte helt nöjd med helgens match då han nu anklagar Dos Anjos för att ha fuskat.
Enligt Covington så kändes det som att Dos Anjos hade oljat in sig under matchen vilket ska ha gjort att Covington inte kunnat använda sin brottning lika effektivt. I en intervju med BJPenn.com så berättar Covington om hur hans nedtagningar inte funkade så bra som han anser att de skulle gjort vilket Covington anser beror på fusk.
The gameplan was just beat him up. You know, strike, beat him up, take him down, beat him up. I know I’m the most well-rounded fighter on the planet. The UFC’s never seen someone like me. You don’t know how good I am until you’re in there with me. It’s a whole different level, so you know I knew I was going to beat him up on my feet. I was gonna take him down and beat him up, but my takedowns weren’t as effective because he was definitely greasing. He was 100% greased. Usually, when I get those body locks behind you, there’s no way to slip out, but I could feel him slipping off, you know. He’s just another filthy animal, cheater greaser.
Enligt Covington så gör hans livslånga erfarenhet av brottning att han känner igen den här typen av fusk när det sker.
I think before the fight he was putting on the coconut butter, whatever they do, and then the baby oil or whatever I’ve heard of, so he definitely was doing it, because I tried a couple shots on his legs and literally my hands slipped from up on his top leg to like his ankle, and he was like, able to slither through on somebody locks that I had, and it’s not sweat. I mean, I train every single day, I’ve wrestled my whole life, I know grips and I know positions and I know when you’re body is extra sweaty and greasy, and 100%, when I was shooting a couple takedowns, I could feel the grease on his back and on his legs.
Covington besegrade Dos Anjos via enhälligt domslut under UFC 225 som ägde rum den 9:e juni.