Legendary wrestler Kurt Angle wasn’t initially sure who Covington was when asked if he could use his entrance music, but later gave his blessing after discovering his talent in the UFC
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WWE Legend Kurt Angle admitted he wasn’t sure who Colby Covington was before giving the UFC star permission to use his iconic entrance music.
The UFC Star recently defeated bitter rival Jorge Masvidal to maintain his status as the leading welterweight contender behind champion Kamaru Usman. Covington requested that Angle’s infamous entrance music be used before his clash with Robbie Lawler, which has continued throughout his glittering career ever since.
However, the WWE sensation has admitted he gave the star his blessing to use the music after researching his UFC record in detail. “Well, he came up to me and asked if he could use it, and I said, ‘I don’t know,'” Angle said the schmo “Because I don’t know who you are,” and I did a little research on him and found out how damn good he is. I said, “Yeah, you can definitely use my music.” Colby Covington is as good as it gets.”
Angle’s infamous performance music was last used for Covington’s clash with Masvidal in Las Vegas, with the crowd singing along in a manner similar to the former wrestler’s performances during his time with WWE. Covington has previously admitted that he is a wrestling fan and this helped his music choices to go to the octagon.
Covington was defeated by welterweight champion Usman for a second time last year in their rematch which frozen him out of the cover photo. He later decided to settle scores with former teammate Masvidal after their previous friendship turned sour. After a crucial win to rekindle the possibility of a future trilogy with Usman, a lack of presentable challenges awaits at 170lb with No.2 challenger Gilbert Burns set to take on Khamzat Chimaev later this month.
covington has called for a mega fight with lightweight star Dustin Poirier who previously claimed he could move up to 170 pounds to compete against Nate Diaz. ‘Chaos’ has also admitted he could move up to middleweight and challenge current champion Israel Adesanya. He has claimed his wrestling skills are too much for the Nigerian star.
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“Why can’t I go up and fight Adesanya? I don’t need to lose a pound, I just wake up and fight at my natural weight,” Covington said MMA fights. “This guy can’t stop what I’m doing and I really believe that with all my heart. I do American wrestling. This is mixed martial arts and no one can mix martial arts like me. He was knocked out by Robert Whittaker.
“This guy has never taken a wrestling class, let alone a high-level D-1 sophomore [wrestler] Led by a master trainer like Dan Gable, who is one of the legends, one of the forefathers of American wrestling.
“You saw in my last fight with Jorge I didn’t even break a sweat as I hopped him around the octagon, told him to lick my nuts, told him he’s still my little son and I’m not once breathing heavily. It was held by two people.”
https://www.mirror.co.uk/sport/other-sports/mma/colby-covington-kurt-angle-ufc-26620345 WWE Legend Kurt Angle gave a scathing response to UFC star Colby Covington's request