UFC fighter Colby Covington threatens to join WWE if he doesn't get a pay-rise

Colby Covington

This weekend sees UFC host their final major event of 2019 and there are three big title fights occurring.

Max Holloway's featherweight championship is on the line against Alexander Volkanovski, Germaine de Randamie challenges the fearsome Amanda Nunes for the women's bantamweight title but the all eyes will be on the main event.

That is where Kamaru Usman defends his welterweight championship against the controversial Colby Covington, who has America split with his persona and his support of President Donald Trump.

Despite his personality, there's no denying that Covington is a talented fighter, but he's had major issues with the UFC top brass, namely Dana White, and it seems like he's still not happy despite earning himself a title opportunity.

Kamaru Usman and Colby Covington will go head-to-head at UFC 245

Covington still carries the old interim title around with him he won in 2018 and he's hoping to win the actual one this weekend.

Even if he does do that, he's threatening to leave UFC because he feels as though he isn't being paid the money he deserves.

And he's already got a location in mind as to where he may end up should he follow through on his threat.

“No, I am not happy with what I am being compensated. I am being underpaid and undervalued," Covington told Ariel Helwani of ESPN, per MMA Mania.

“UFC needs to pay up and if they don’t pay up after this fight you will probably see me in WWE. This is it. I’m putting my foot down.

I am willing to retire after Saturday night and go to WWE forever and leave this stupid corrupt business behind.

“Everybody knows I am both sides, I am the A and B side, man. I’m America’s champion and the people’s champion and I am Donald Trump's favorite fighter.

Renowned Donald Trump fan Covington has threatened to leave UFC for WWE

“This belt right here, it’s the most coveted title in all of sports. Everybody knows I’m the man and they came to see me.”

It's unclear how much the purses for this weekend's main event actually are worth, but Covington clearly isn't happy one bit.

He clearly creates controversy, which brings a lot of attention, and if he did dethrone Usman he would get a LOT more eyes on him, for all the right reasons.

WWE are not shy on using MMA fighters - think Ken Shamrock and Ronda Rousey most notably - and with his persona he would probably be an incredible heel for the company if given the chance.

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