The fame of the UFC welterweight interim champion, Colby Convington, is well known in the world of contact sports. But it seems that Covington wants to take another step in his career: and that could be coming to wrestling and being able to compete in WWE.
This seems to be his wish, and could be fulfilled soon, and is that Covington plans, after fighting against Kamaru Usman for the welterweight title this Saturday at the UFC event 245, to withdraw from the MMA and be able to compete for the largest Pro Wrestling company in the world, WWE.
He has confirmed this in a statement to the MMA journalist, Ariel Helwani, for ESPN.
“UFC needs to pay me, if they don’t pay after this fight, you will probably see me in WWE. That’s all, I am lowering my foot because my withdrawal from the sport is coming. I am willing to retire after Saturday night and go to WWE to always, and leave this stupid corrupt business behind, “Covington said.
He would not be the first fighter to make the MMA move towards WWE. The most recent example is that of Caín Velásquez, who has retired from mixed martial arts to move to wrestling. Like him, there are several who have done it, as is the case with Ken Shamrock or Dan Severn.