By Ollie Lewis For Mailonline
Published: 08:31 BST, 5 May 2021 | Updated: 08:31 BST, 5 May 2021
Colby Covington has branded Conor McGregor a 'joke' and 'the laughing stock of the MMA community' as the welterweight contender weighed in on the Irishman's feud with champion Kamaru Usman.
McGregor, 32, has teased a move up to 170 pounds to take on the all-conquering Nigerian Nightmare, who he has accused of 'copying' his one-liners and fighting style.Insurance Loans Mortgage Attorney Credit Lawyer
However, the Irishman is unlikely to move up in weight in the near future as he bids to avenge his January defeat to Dustin Poirier and kickstart his tilt at the lightweight title.
Colby Covington has labelled UFC star Conor McGregor a 'joke' in a series of stinging remarks
McGregor is embroiled in a feud with welterweight champion Kamaru Usman over 'copying'
And Covington, who is No 1 contender at welterweight, has dismissed McGregor's credentials as a worthy challenger at 170 pounds, claiming that the Irishman's feud with Usman is attention-seeking on the 32-year-old's part.
'I haven't seen it, but I've heard about it and that's obviously just Conor trying to get some hype, get some headlines,' Covington told MMA Fighting.
'Come on, dude, the guy just got knocked out by 'Dustin Sorry-ier.' Come on, are you