Conor McGregor is 'the laughing stock' in MMA and 'has nothing left,' according to UFC fighter Colby Covington
- American fighter
Colby Covingtonhas trashed Conor McGregor.
- According to Covington, the Irishman is the "laughing stock" of the
- Covington is linked with a rematch against the
UFC's welterweight champ Kamaru Usman.
"Nothing gets him up early in the morning to go fight," Covington told MMA Fighting. "He tries to say it's for his kids but man, the guy's done."
Last week, Covington torched the novice boxer and content creator Jake Paul and said he'd "smack the pubes off his face" if they ever met in a combat arena.
Now, the American has turned his attention to McGregor, one of the sport's marquee attractions but one who is also in the midst of a losing skid having been defeated in three of his last four bouts in all competitions.
Dustin Poirier was the last fighter to beat McGregor, and the pair fight for a third time at UFC 264 on July 10 in Las Vegas.
But though McGregor will soon advance preparations for the high-stakes trilogy bout, he has also spoken about other athletes in the UFC roster, including the welterweight king Kamaru Usman.
McGregor said that once he finishes his campaign at the lightweight limit of 155-pounds, he'd move into the 170-pound division and expected to challenge Usman for his crown.
"That's obviously just Conor trying to get some hype, get some headlines," Covington told MMA Fighting.
"Come on, dude, the guy just got knocked out by 'Dustin Sorry-ier.' Come on, are you serious? You want a title shot at 170?
"You're getting beat up by gatekeeper lightweights and now you want to come to the top of the 170 welterweight division?
"Everybody knows what Conor's doing. He's not really gonna do that. He's not gonna come up and fight [at] welterweight."
Covington continued: "He's just doing that to grab attention, to grab headlines, make people think he's being taken seriously because honestly, he's a joke.
"He's the laughing stock in the MMA community and even to casual fans because they're just like, 'Conor's washed up. He's done.'
"He made all that money with his whiskey, he made all that money for the Mayweather fight, he has no motivation … he has nothing left in the tank."
Usman vs. Covington II is 'the fight to make,' for UFC boss Dana White
Covington has fought just once since Kamaru Usman stopped him in the fifth round of a December 2019 bout - a fight in which he suffered a broken jaw.
He rebounded from the injury-laden loss to finish Tyron Woodley in the fifth round of a 2020 ruckus, inflicting a rib injury onto his fellow American.
Covington does not have an upcoming fight booked yet but is linked with an Usman rematch.
At a recent UFC press conference, the company president Dana White even said Usman vs. Covington II would be next.
"It's the fight to make," White said in April. "[Colby is] the No.1 guy in the world [after the champion]."
On Usman, White added: "He's one of the best ever and probably being the greatest of all time. The guy is an absolute stud [and] looks better every time he comes out.
"When you go in and beat the guys who are seen as the best in the world at that time and you beat them twice - convincingly - it's all just part of cementing this legacy that this guy's going to end up having someday."
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