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Colby Covington is an American mixed martial artist known for his outspoken personality and fighting skills. Here are 10 lesser-known facts about him: 

Before entering the world of mixed martial arts (MMA), Covington was a successful collegiate wrestler. He was a two-time NCAA Division I All-American and competed for the Oregon State University wrestling team. 


Covington is associated with American Top Team (ATT), one of the most renowned MMA gyms in the world. 


Covington initially trained under the guidance of Dan Lambert, the founder of American Top Team. Lambert played a significant role in Covington's early career development. 


Covington's nickname, "Chaos," reflects his aggressive fighting style and unpredictable nature inside the cage. He earned this moniker due to his relentless pace and tenacity during fights. 


Colby Covington made his UFC debut in August 2014. He had a steady start to his UFC career before gaining more attention for his performances and trash-talking. 


On June 9, 2018, Covington won the interim UFC Welterweight Championship by defeating Rafael dos Anjos at UFC 225. This victory elevated him to the upper echelons of the welterweight division. 


Covington had a highly publicized and heated rivalry with former UFC Welterweight Champion Tyron Woodley. The lead-up to their fight was marked by intense trash talk and personal animosity. 


Apart from his fighting career, Covington has shown interest in various endeavors. He has made appearances on podcasts, participated in media interviews, and engaged in other ventures outside the cage. 


Covington made his acting debut in 2021 with a role in the movie "The Struggle." While primarily a fighter, his foray into acting showcased another aspect of his career. 


Covington is known for being a supporter of former U.S. President Donald Trump. After winning the interim title, he famously brought a "Make America Great Again" (MAGA) hat to the post-fight press conference, further solidifying his controversial persona. 


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