UFC welterweight title contender Colby Covington has dominated his way to becoming the #2 ranked welterweight on the planet. UFC commentator and podcast kingpin Joe Rogan recently made some disparaging comments about him on his podcast that seemed to ruffle Colby’s feathers. On the latest episode of BJ Penn.com Radio, Colby responded to Rogan by threatening his life. Check it out.
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Colby Covington (/ˈkʌvɪŋtən/ KUV-ing-tən; born February 22, 1988) is an American mixed martial artist who competes in the Welterweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). He is currently ranked #3 in the official UFC Welterweight rankings. Covington was born in Rocklin, California, and moved with his family to Springfield, Oregon at the age of 11. Covington wrestled at Thurston High School, lettering all four years and winning the state championship as a senior.
Covington went to attend Iowa Central Community College, where he won the 165 lb national title as a true freshman. His roommate at the time was future UFC champion Jon Jones. “Off-the-mat” personal issues forced Covington to relocate back to Oregon, where he enrolled at Oregon State University. Covington was highly decorated as a Beaver, becoming an All-American, two-time Pac-10 champion, and finishing 5th at the 2011 NCAA tournament.
After a brief stint in the Oregon amateur MMA circuit, Covington moved to South Florida to train at American Top Team. He turned professional in 2012, compiling a record of 5-0 before signing with the UFC in the summer of 2014. Covington made his promotional debut against Anying Wang on August 23, 2014 at UFC Fight Night 48. He won the fight by submission due to strikes in the closing seconds of the first round. Covington faced Wagner Silva on November 8, 2014 at UFC Fight Night 56. He won the fight via submission in the third round.
Covington next faced Mike Pyle on May 23, 2015 at UFC 187, replacing an injured Sean Spencer. He won the fight via unanimous decision. Covington faced Warlley Alves on December 12, 2015 at UFC 194. He lost the fight via submission in the first round. Covington was expected to face Alex Garcia on June 18, 2016 at UFC Fight Night 89. However, Garcia was pulled from the fight on June 10 for undisclosed reasons and replaced by promotional newcomer Jonathan Meunier. Covington won the fight via submission in the third round.
Covington next faced promotional newcomer Max Griffin on August 20, 2016 at UFC 202. He won the fight via TKO in the third round. Covington next faced Bryan Barberena on December 17, 2016 at UFC on Fox 22. He won the fight by unanimous decision. Covington faced Dong Hyun Kim on June 17, 2017 at UFC Fight Night 111. He won the fight by unanimous decision. Covington faced Demian Maia on October 28, 2017 at UFC Fight Night 119. He won the fight via unanimous decision (29–27, 30–27, 30–26). He then proceeded to call out the champion Tyron Woodley.
Joseph James Rogan (born August 11, 1967) is an American stand-up comedian, martial arts color commentator and podcast host. A fan of comedy since his youth, Rogan began a career in stand-up in August 1988 in the Boston area, developing a blue comedy act. He moved to New York City two years later. After relocating to Los Angeles in 1994, Rogan signed an exclusive developmental deal with Disney, appeared as an actor on the television sitcoms Hardball and NewsRadio, and worked in local comedy clubs.
In 1997, he started working for the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) as an interviewer and color commentator. Rogan released his first comedy special in 2000, and has since produced seven other specials. From 2001, he has been the host of several television shows, including Fear Factor, The Man Show, and Joe Rogan Questions Everything. In 2009, Rogan launched his podcast The Joe Rogan Experience which has become one of the most popular podcasts available; in October 2015, it was downloaded 16 million times. Rogan is also an advocate of the legalization of cannabis, hunting, and overall physical and mental well-being.