UFC welterweight contender Colby Covington is clear about what he likes to see on a reality show: drama and entertainment. Something he doesn’t think the new season of The Ultimate Fighter with Alexander Volkanovski and Brian Ortega as coaches will have.
The show will launch next week in the United States with Volkanovski and Ortega as coaches. There were originally rumors for months that UFC wanted Colby with Masvidal, or perhaps champion Kamaru Usman. However, neither of those possibilities came to fruition. Therefore, UFC decided to go with featherweight fighters instead.
Colby Covington criticizes “midgets” Volkanovski and Ortega starring on TUF
In an interview ahead of TUF 29, Colby Covington criticized the UFC’s decision noting that it was a mistake to go with the featherweights, as he doesn’t believe there is much entertainment value for the fans. In fact, Covington was disappointed that UFC didn’t give him the opportunity to coach on the show, as he believes fans would have rather had him as a TUF coach than Volkanovski and Ortega.
“Hell. I know Hunter Campbell and Dana White probably had to go behind closed doors and bang their heads because you don’t want those two guys as coaches on your comeback season of ‘The Ultimate Fighter.'”
“Those guys are going to make an absolute mockery of the show. There’s just no entertainment factor there. Those guys, yeah, they’re decent fighters for the little weights, for the little midgets, but they don’t sell. There’s no controversy, there’s no drama, there’s nothing. There’s no story. I feel bad for the show. I wish I could have gone back to the show and given the people what they want.”
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