Colby Covington is in action this Saturday at UFC on ESPN 5 this Saturday against Robbie Lawler.
Lawler is coming off a controversial loss to Ben Askren, but is something of a fan favourite for his all-out style.
Covington, on the other hand, is the pantomime villain. As such, the 31-year-old wants to play his part.
The number one ranked welterweight will walk out to Wwe Legend Kurt Angle’s theme music, a song famous for the fan interaction where they chant ‘you suck’.
It appears as though Covington wants those jeers and boos and with New Jersey being a hotbed for wrestling fans, he’s almost certain to get his wish.
ESPN’s MMA expert Ariel Helwani explained: “He [Colby Covington] has reached out, through a friend, to Kurt Angle, the former WWE Champion, who’s theme song was very popular while he was an active wrestler. It was popular because fans loved to chant ‘You suck!’ in the middle of the theme song. So the song would go something like ‘dun da da dun dun, you suck, you suck’ – the fans just couldn’t help themselves.
“He has asked Kurt if he can use that song because he wants people to chant ‘You suck!’ as he makes his way to the cage. So that’s a guy who clearly is very comfortable being booed.”
It’s been reported that Bobby Lashley was the one that helped broker the deal as the two used to train together in American Top Team.
Covington has won six straight fights and is right in the mix of one of the most competitive divisions in UFC right now.
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