UFC's Colby Covington Makes Bold Prediction: "It'll Be Smooth Transition When I Go To WWE In 2021"

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Colby Covington "What The Heck" MMAFighting.com Interview (VIDEO)

Former interim UFC Welterweight Champion Colby "Chaos" Covington recently spoke with MMA Fighting about his plans to make a big splash in the world of WWE, just like he has as one of the top heels in the sport of MMA via his spot in the current UFC landscape.

During the interview, Covington, who has appeared in IMPACT Wrestling in the past as part of the American Top Team (ATT) rivalry, revealed his desire to make waves in the pro wrestling world once again, but this time on a much bigger level.

Covington predicted a move closer to 2021, but does claim he's been working on his moves and promo skills in the meantime as he prepares for the eventual transition from MMA to pro wrestling, which so many others have also made over the years.

"I would say probably 2021," Covington told MMA Fighting's "What the Heck" show. "Not this summer, but next summer. I've been practicing moves and really working on my promo and mic skills and just control and slowing things down and understanding the art of wrestling."

Covington continued, "I want to make sure when I go there I make the biggest splash possible, because I'm not here for a long time, I'm here for a good time, and I'm not here to make friends, I'm here to make money. When I go over there I want to make Brink's truckloads of money."

He then referenced the most recent MMA breakout performer who made it big in WWE, former WWE RAW Women's Champion and one of the only women in the history of the lone female match to headline WrestleMania -- fellow former UFC Champion "Rowdy" Ronda Rousey.

"Ronda Rousey, the greatest women's mixed martial artist of all time," Covington said. "It's good to learn from her and see her and how she's handling the transition from MMA to pro wrestling."

He added, "I think I'm going to have a good grasp of it. I grew up amateur wrestling and I know how to act, I know how to sell, and everybody knows I know how to entertain, so I think it's going to be a smooth transition when I go to the WWE in 2021."

He also believes he could be a real rating meter mover as he has a love/hate relationship with fans.

"Everybody knows I do good business, I pull numbers, people want to see me, I'm entertaining, and people are divided on me," he said. "They hate me and they love me, but it's all the same thing at the end of the day."

Check out the complete Colby "Chaos" Covington interview below, or at MMAFighting.com.

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