From the time he chose to relocate to the welterweight division, Dos Anjos has been laser focused on joining Randy Couture, BJ Penn, Conor McGregor and Georges St-Pierre as the only fighters to capture UFC titles in two different divisions.
Covington has fired off shots at just about everybody from heavyweight to strawweight and even managed to spoil two of the biggest movies of the past year on Twitter.
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One hardly could blame Rafael dos Anjos if he's a little unnerved about where he fits in welterweight champion Tyron Woodley's apparent personal pecking order. But Woodley said he wouldn't be ready till late this year.
Speaking to MMAFighting's Ariel Helwani, he said: 'If the Irish boy wants to try for his third belt, I will be there. I was told Tyron wants to fight in July or August with Georges St-Pierre, Conor McGregor or Nate Diaz.
"It will be his first five-round fight and I think he'll have a hard time to last five rounds with me". When it's all said and done, I did everything I could do there.
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Though he's been sidelined with injury as of late, his body of work inside the octagon as champion can not be denied, racking up victories over Demian Maia, and Stephen "Wonderboy" Thompson twice.
In total, Covington outlanded dos Anjos 142-130 and scored seven takedowns to RDA's three. "I'm a very competitive guy, and once I step inside the Octagon, I'm a cold-blooded fighter; I don't bring any emotions with me". Whoever they got for me to fight at this time, come get this work.
If there was a polar opposite to Waterson in the UFC, it's interim welterweight title contender Colby Covington, who has built a reputation on finding a way to get under the skin of just about every athlete on the roster while simultaneously staking his claim as one of the best fighters in his division.More news: Records tumble in White Ferns win