Just after the controversial Conor McGregor and Stephanie McMahon teased a run for the UFC star in the WWE, another MMA fighter in UFC’s Colby Covington has spoken about being interested in transitioning to wrestling.
Speaking on Submission Radio, Covington said that Paul Heyman and former Universal Champion Brock Lesnar praised his performances of late and said he would be “perfect for pro wrestling”.
“Oh man, it was really good. Yeah, I got to speak at length with Paul Heyman a couple of months ago, like two months ago, three months ago when WWE was here for Monday Night Raw. They were in Miami at American Airlines arena and I went backstage, got to chat with him a little bit, saw Brock Lesnar, he gave me a pound. [He] was like, ‘keep it up man, love what you’re doing champ.’ Yeah, and Paul was just giving me some tips, man, and this and that. And he was like, ‘man, you’re perfect for pro wrestling. I love what you’re doing and keep up the hard work, you know, the power of the promo is real.'”
Colby has been involved with a major wrestling promotion before. He appeared on Impact TV in 2017 in the corner of his former MMA teammate, Bobby Lashley. He said that because of Lashley, WWE is scouting him.
We got a good connection over there, because my teammate Bobby Lashley and his agent, who’s also my agent, Dan Lambert. Mr. Dan Lambert, who owns American Top Team, he keeps in touch with him, and [WWE] definitely know who I am and see what I’m doing, and most of them, even like Paul Heyman was like, ‘man, Colby, you’re doing pro wrestling better than pro wrestling’s doing it. So, we’ve got some connections over there, we’re talking. And obviously Ronda Rousey, I got a lot of love for her, she’s one of my friends, and so I might be there supporting her and my teammate Bobby Lashley this weekend.”
This comes after it was revealed that the Colby Covington’s former teammate Bobby Lashley announced that he will be likely taking some time away from WWE to return to the octagon after SummerSlam in August.