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UFC star Colby Covington says Jake Paul has “no honor” but still wants to fight him

MMA star Colby Covington has called out YouTube boxer Jake Paul and said he’s interested in fighting the problem child, despite the influencer’s lack of “honour”.

The YouTube group The NELK Boys sat down with American mixed martial artist Colby Covington to hear his time at the UFC – and his take on the world of influencer boxing.

This interview was previously recorded Covington’s restaurant scrap with fellow UFC fighter Jorge Masvidal Weeks after their UFC 272 fight on March 5, where Covington notably took home the win.

Covington later filed charges against Masvidal, saying he suffered a broken tooth, a scraped wrist and $15,000 in damage to his $90,000 Rolex watch as a result of the scuffle.

Jake Paul compared the incident to Will Smith slapping Chris Rock at the 2022 Oscars. As of now, Rock has not filed any charges against Will for the on-screen assault.

“Chris Rock didn’t press charges but Colby Covington did lol,” he wrote in a scathing tweet. “That just goes to show how a**sy Colby is. Don’t soften fighters again.”

Colby Covington claims Jake Paul has ‘no honor’

However, it looks like Covington was keen on taking on the problem child before venturing his opinions on social media, as recounted in his interview with the NELK Boys, taped before the March 28 tweet.

“He wouldn’t want to fight me,” Covington said. “He doesn’t want to fight a real fighter. He wants to look for guys who are done and past their time. He doesn’t want to fight a young, hungry lion like me. … I’d be interested (in fighting Paul), but he won’t be interested.”

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Jake Paul now has a 5-0 boxing record after defeating Tyron Woodley in a rematch in 2021.

That’s not all; Covington even claimed that Paul once tried to train with him before Jake changed his tune to fight with Jorge instead.

“He was trying to play buddy-buddy with me,” he added. “He hit me up in the DMs after I beat Woodley and he was like, ‘Oh yo bro, we should practice in Miami sometime, blah blah blah.’ ”

“But then he started training with Jorge and you saw that go sour and he kind of turned his back on him and kind of threw him under the bus… The guy has no integrity. He has no honor. I can’t respect someone like that.”

So far, Paul hasn’t responded to Covington’s interests in a possible fight – but Jake has recently announced another fight sometime on the horizon, and with an opponent yet to be announced, anything is possible.

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