|Colby Covington Quick Info|
|Height||5 ft 11 in|
|Date of Birth||February 22, 1988|
Colby Covington is an American professional mixed martial artist who began competing in the welterweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), in 2014. He is a former Interim UFC Welterweight Champion. As of June of 2021, he was ranked number 1 in the UFC welterweight rankings. Before joining UFC in the summer of 2014, he had put together an undefeated winning streak of 5–0.
Colby Ray Covington
Clovis, Fresno County, California, United States
Miami, Miami-Dade County, Florida, United States
Colby had attended the Thurston High School, a public school in Springfield, Oregon. After his high school graduation, he had committed to Arizona State University, a public research university in Phoenix, Arizona.
However, as his test scores were poor, he was forced to switch and join the Iowa Central Community College, a public community college in Fort Dodge, Iowa. He had later taken a transfer to the University of Iowa, a public research university in Iowa City. There, he had joined the university’s Iowa Hawkeyes wrestling program.
After an incident that had led to his arrest, he had taken a transfer to Oregon State University, a public land-grant research university in Corvallis, Oregon. He had eventually graduated from there in 2011 with a bachelor’s degree in sociology.
Professional Mixed Martial Artist
- Father – Brad Covington (Former Wrestler)
- Mother – Noelle Covington
- Siblings – Candace Covington (Sister) (Health and Fitness Coach, Professional Dancer), Callie Covington (Sister)
6 ft or 183 cm
Colby Covington’s net worth had been $2 million according to CelebrityNetWorth.com.
5 ft 11 in or 180.5 cm
77 kg or 170 lbs
Race / Ethnicity
He is of American descent.
- Toned physique
- Short-cropped, spiked hair
- Sports a light stubble
- Has tattoos on both his arms and his left side
Colby Covington Facts
- Colby, as a wrestler, at Thurston High School, had lettered all 4 years and had won the state championship in his senior year, in the 171 lbs category.
- While he was studying at the Iowa Central Community College, he had won the 165 lbs national junior college wrestling title, as a true freshman, with an impeccable 34–0 win-loss record. At that time, his roommate was future UFC champion, Jon Jones.
- In August 2007, he had been arrested on charges of evading the police and driving under the influence. After he was nabbed, his blood alcohol limit was found to be 3 times the legal limit. Due to his arrest, he had been suspended from the Iowa Hawkeyes program for a year and only saw limited competitive time the following season.
- While he was studying at Oregon State University, he had qualified for the NCAA (National Collegiate Athletic Association) tournament as a junior and as a senior, finishing in 5th place as a senior and earning ‘All-American’ honors. He was also a 2-time ‘Pac-10 Conference’ champion in the 174 lbs category.
- In May 2010, he was charged with fourth-degree assault in an incident in which he had allegedly punched a couple of men after a verbal altercation. The local authorities had later dropped the charges against him.
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