Colby Covington’s athletic career has taken him all over the U.S.
Now, the welterweight wants to return home and shine in front of his family and friends.
Following a recent win over Max Griffin at UFC 202, Covington has been pushed UFC officials to book him on the October 1 UFC Fight Night 96 card from Portland, Oregon. So far, just one welterweight contest has been signed to the bout that is 10 fights deep.
“Just a small town kid with big time dreams,” he posted on Facebook recently. “Opportunities like this don’t come around often and is it too much to ask to be able to represent and compete in the state that has molded me into the fighter I am today?
“Bring me home UFC you won’t be sorry!”
The card marks the first stop in Portland for the Octagon since 2009. John Lineker and John Dodson are the main event, while the lone 170-pound match features Keita Nakamura vs. Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos.