Colby Covington is a mixed martial arts fighter currently competing in the Ultimate Fighting Championship. He was a former interim UFC welterweight champion and is currently ranked No.1 in the UFC welterweight ranking. In this article, we’ll take a look at Colby Covington’s net worth in 2021.
Colby Covington Net worth in 2021 (estimate): $ 2 million
Colby Covington’s net worth in 2021 is $ 2 million. This is according to many reputable outlets including Celebrity net worth.
Colby Covington was introduced to wrestling at a young age because his father was a wrestler during his time at the Oregon Institute of Technology and Southern Oregon University.
During his high school years at Thurston High School in Springfield, Oregon, Covington wrestled for four years and was state champion at 171 lbs in his senior year.
He first enlisted at Arizona State University, but his test scores were below average, so he decided to attend Iowa Central Community College. As a true freshman, he held a 34-0 record and won the 165 lb national junior collegiate wrestling title. He was also a roommate with the future UFC champion Jon jones.
After a successful year at Iowa Central, Covington transferred to the University of Iowa. However, he was arrested for escaping the police and driving under the influence, which led to his suspension from the school’s wrestling team.
He sought a fresh start and transferred to Oregon State University. Covington qualified for the NCAA tournament as a junior and senior. He was an All-American in his senior year and was a two-time Pac-10 conference champion at 174 lbs.
He obtained a bachelor’s degree in sociology in 2011.
Colby Covington made his MMA debut on February 11, 2012, where he faced Chris Ensley at Midtown Throwdown 3. He won the fight via TKO in the 1st tower.
He went on to win four consecutive fights under various promotions after his first victory. He has performed under Fight Time, CFA and AFC. Two of his four wins were from submission, and the other two were wins by unanimous decision.
Covington made his UFC debut at UFC Fight Night where he faced Anying Wang. He won the match via TKO in the closing seconds of the 1st tower. His next fight was against Wagner Silva and he won by submission in the third round.
At UFC 187, Covington faced Mike Pyle. The two fighters fought for all 3 rounds, but Covington was declared the winner by unanimous decision.
His first loss in the UFC came at the hands of Warlley Alves at UFC 194. He lost the fight by submission after Alves got a guillotine choke that forced him to retire.
After suffering his first defeat, Colby Covington went on to five consecutive victories, mainly by unanimous decision.
He then faced Rafael dos Anjos for the UFC interim welterweight championship at UFC 225. Covington won the fight by unanimous decision.
Colby was scheduled to fight Tyron Woodley at UFC 228 for the UFC Unified Welterweight Championship. However, he was unable to compete due to nasal surgery. The UFC eventually replaced him with Darren Till and he was stripped of the interim title just before the Woodley vs Till fight.
Covington returned to the Octagon to take on Robbie Lawler as they headlined the UFC Main Event on ESPN 5 titled UFC on ESPN: Covington vs. Lawler. He won by unanimous decision and he set a record for the most shots thrown in a UFC game with 541 shots.
He then got the chance to fight Kamaru Usman for the UFC welterweight champion. The fight was scheduled for December 14, 2019 at UFC 245. Covington lost the fight via TKO at the end of the 5th.e.
Covington suffered a fractured left mandible after a strike from Usman in the 3e round, and he was knocked down twice in the 5e tower. After the second knockdown, Usman barred Covington with a flurry of strikes that forced the referee to stop.
The Nevada Athletic Commission reported that Covington suffered a broken right jaw after the fight. Despite this, he won his first Fight of the Night award.
On September 19, 2020, Covington faced Tyron Woodley in UFC Fight Night: Covington vs Woodley. He was dominant throughout the bout en route to a TKO victory after Woodley suffered a rib injury.
After the victory, Covington asked for a rematch against Kamaru Usman for the UFC welterweight title. Shortly thereafter, the rematch was scheduled at UFC 268 on November 6, 2021. Prior to the fight, Usman praised Covington‘s, but said he will always look to dominate Covington in the fight.
When the fight took place, the two fighters clashed for 25 minutes. Unfortunately for Covington, he lost the fight by unanimous decision.
According to The daily sports, Colby Covington earned $ 2,411,000 during his UFC career.
It also has sponsorship deals with brands like Reebok, My Bookie, Alienware, and Bang Energy.
In addition to his MMA career, Covington has also appeared in professional wrestling for Impact Wrestling and WrestlePro.
Despite an impressive 16-3 MMA record, Colby Covington is more recently known for his bizarre comments, tirades and talks against his opponents. He notoriously named NBA superstar LeBron James after his win over Tyron Woodley, even saying LeBron won’t hold 10 seconds against him in the octagon.
His tirade against LeBron caught the attention of other NBA players including James, Kevin Durant, Michael Carter-Williams and Austin Rivers.
Kevin Durant, Austin Rivers and Michael Carter-Williams respond to Colby Covington calling LeBron James after his UFC fight pic.twitter.com/ghVPOOobuX
– ClutchPoints (@ClutchPointsApp) September 21, 2020
Aside from LeBron James, Covington generally denounces his fellow UFC fighters and even his former American Top Team mates. That’s why he described himself as the “super villain” of the UFC.
As of this writing, there is still no indication of when his next game will be and who he will fight against. All MMA fans will have to wait when we see the 33-year-old loudmouth back in the Octagon.