Former interim welterweight champion, Colby Covington remains keen on settling his long-standing rivalry with former interim lightweight titleholder, Dustin Poirier after the conclusion of his UFC 296 return next month – claiming the Lafayette native got him removed from American Top Team.
Covington, ranked number three in welterweight and former division interim champion, headlined the March pay-perview card last year against former training partners and close friends, Jorge Masvidal. In a huge grudge match, Covington defeated Masvidal with a unanimous decision.
Colby Covington calls Dustin Poirier to fight
Poirier was the star of UFC 291 in July, most recently in a symbolic BMF Championship fight rematch with Justin Gaethje. He lost a brutal second round high kick KO to his former interim gold-holder.
Covington was looking to fight Poirier for revenge after he beat Masvidal in the same year. He has been matched up with Leon Edwards instead, but still hopes to face his former trainer.