Should Colby Covington make the move to pro wrestling, he’s targeting one of its biggest stars.
In April, Covington teased that a move to the WWE could take place as early as next year, vowing to “make wrestling real again” and bring his brand of showmanship to the wrestling company. Current WWE Champion Drew McIntyre caught wind of Covington’s comments and he welcomed “Chaos,” suggesting that they meet in an unsanctioned match.
“If he wants this unsanctioned fight outside of WWE, I’m willing to fight him in a bar or something,” McIntyre told ESPN. “There’s a reason there’s different weight [in MMA]. I’m about 100 pounds heavier than the guy, I’m a foot taller than the guy. I’m willing to have an actual fight with him if he wants an unsanctioned fight. It’ll put more eyes on the product, perfectly happy with me.
“I’ll smash his head in, I’ll shut him up. I’ll break his jaw like [Kamaru] Usman did, and then more people watch WWE. So, Colby, I’ll fight you. No title shot though, that’s reserved for the WWE superstars.”
Covington, in turn, took another swipe at McIntyre on What the Heck, warning everyone involved that they’re responsible for what he might do to McIntyre in a match.
“Last time I was on here, we were talking about Drew McIntyre,” Covington said to What the Heck host Mike Heck. “You signed a man’s death certificate. Now you’re gonna have to get Drew McIntyre’s blood on your hands. Because now he’s talking all crazy out there like he wants to fight in an unsanctioned fight. I’m not afraid of a fight, I love to fight.
“The world is a strange place right now. Usually, I can fight anybody whenever I want, just ask Dana White. But the world’s a strange place, so I’m having a hard time fighting Drew McIntyre, [but] I’m gonna fight him soon.”