If you are a fan of MMA or the UFC, chances are you have seen commercials for Colby Covington’s Bang Energy drink. The UFC welterweight champion has been promoting the drink for quite some time now. The company has sponsored him in several interviews and commercials, and he has even earned himself a half-million-dollar paycheck for a welterweight title fight. The beverage has attracted sponsorships from many companies and sports teams.
However, despite his 16-3 record in the MMA ring, Covington is not without controversy. Covington is well-known for his trash talk and even called out NBA star LeBron James after Tyron’s last fight. Kevin Durant, a NBA star, was angered by Covington’s outburst at LeBron James. Durant also criticised Covington for calling Covington a “super villain” in UFC.
Colby Covington, a former champion at welterweight, has a reported net worth $2 million. In the ring, he is a powerhouse of energy, and his big pay numbers back up his reputation as a talented fighter. He is an undefeated past welterweight champion, and his new sponsorship deals are a large part of his money-making. In his recent interview with BT Sport, Covington stated that his heel persona is the one thing that has saved his career.
Covington has been a strong supporter of President Trump for some time, and his father fought for the school. He is 33 years old, and his parents have two other children, including a son. The former wrestler is an extreme right-winger, and he has also been a frequent visitor of the White House during the Trump administration. Although he has never been married, he has made headlines for his alleged “Make America Great Again” cap worn during a press briefing.
Covington began his career as a wrestler before he switched to MMA. He achieved a perfect 5-0 record in mixed martial arts before signing with the UFC. His UFC debut was against Anying Wang at UFC Fight Night 48. TKO won the first round for Covington. He then went on to defeat Warlley Alves in 2015, losing a close decision.
After graduating from Oregon State University, Covington fought for a few promotions. He won five of them, and was a two-time Pac-10 Conference champion in 174 lbs. He was also stripped of his interim welterweight title at UFC 225 after he couldn’t unify with Rafael Dos Anjos. Covington then fought for UFC 245. The championship was then lost to Kamaru Uman. His next fight will be against Kamaru Usman for the title.