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Colby Covington announces that he wants to be a politician after fighting career: “My ultimate dream”



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At 35 years of age, and three lost title fights, controversial UFC welterweight Colby Covington has no plans to retire.

However, when the time comes to hang up his gloves, the Florida-born fighter already has big plans for his post-fight career.

“I can use my mind, and I have the intellect to be able to navigate the waters to get me where I want to go in life. I haven’t thought about it. I do want to get into politics one day because I want to fight for what I believe in. I want to get into Congress, maybe Senate, something like that. Maybe be the governor of Florida. That would be my ultimate dream is to be governor of this state,” Covington said on the PBD Podcast.

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Colby Covington fought three times for the title

Three of Colby Covington’s last five fights has been for the welterweight strap. Since the division is one of the most stacked in the UFC, he will probably not be given the chance to for the title again. In his last fight he lost on points to reigning champion Leon Edwards.

“I feel like when you start putting that one foot out and start thinking about what’s next, then you should probably retire,” Covington said. “I just went five rounds with the supposed champion who was supposed to just completely decimate me. It was a very competitive fight, could’ve gone either way.”

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