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UFC 225: Colby Covington is an original, not a ‘coked-up leprechaun’ like Conor McGregor

He’s also not a multi-millionaire like Conor McGregor.

Colby Covington is trying to be like ... Colby Covington.

That stands in contrast to accusations that he’s attempting to ape former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) lightweight champion Conor McGregor, who — like Chael Sonnen before him — rose to prominence by way of rampant trash talk.

But “Chaos” insists he’s an original, one-of-a-kind welterweight who is simply telling it like it is, and not a “coked-up little Leprechaun” like McGregor. After his attack on Jon Jones fell flat, Covington set his sights on the rest of the roster (to mixed results).

From his conversation with BJ Penn Radio:

“People, they wanna say I’m mimicking McGregor, I’m mimicking Chael Sonnen. I’m not trying to be anything like them. Does it look like I’m trying to get followers or I’m trying to get fans? He’s a coked-up little Leprechaun. At the end of the day, all these people that wanna say I’m trying to mimic another person, no. I’m unique in my own way. No one’s ever done and went the route I’ve went, full super villain here.”

This move certainly pissed off a bunch of folks.

Covington will have the opportunity to back up his trash talk when he collides with Rafael dos Anjos in the UFC 225 pay-per-view (PPV) co-main event on June 9 in Chicago, a fight that is expected to send the winner into battle with the recuperating Tyron Woodley.

If Covington really wants to be like McGregor, he can win the temporary title at UFC 225, then disappear into the void for over a year and clog up the 170-pound division. or get arrested for smashing up a bus in Brooklyn.

After all, he does have experience with police.

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