UFC welterweight Colby Covington issued a warning to Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James this past week.
That warning: I’ll do to you what Jake Paul did to Nate Robinson – except much faster.
“Heard they finally scraped [Robinson’s] carcass off the [Staples Center] floor,” he tweeted.
“I’d make [James] eat the canvas in half the amount of time. Everyone knows current NBA players are the softest and most privileged athletes on the planet.”
On Saturday night Paul and Robinson squared off on the undercard of Mike Tyson’s bout versus Roy Jones Jr. Paul ended up embarrassing Robinson, knocking the former NBA player out in the second round.
Clearly Covington believes that he would be able to destroy James in similar fashion, but fan reaction was mixed.
With a 1 week of grappling training @KingJames would smash you. 40 kgs of weight&muscle difference, imagine man, are you really serious?
You may like who you want, but if you think LeBron would have a chance in a fight you are crazy! The chance he wins is as big as Colby beating LeBron one vs one on a basketball court!
Covington and James have been engaged in something of a feud over the past year. It all started this September when Covington called James out following a big win over former UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley.
“I want to dedicate this fight to all the first responders, all the military out there,” Covington said at the time.
“This world would not be safe without you guys, you keep us safe, and not these woke athletes. I’m sick of these spine... (Read more)
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