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18th Dec 2018

Colby Covington wants tag team match against Conor McGregor and Becky Lynch

Covington wants Ronda Rousey on his team

Darragh Murphy

Ronda Rousey has made the transition to professional wrestling look straightforward.

Rousey is performing at a remarkably advanced level for a woman who is essentially a beginner and she has wasted no time in skyrocketing herself to the upper echelons of the WWE roster.

The former UFC women’s bantamweight champion’s success in the WWE ring has seemingly piqued the curiosity of several other mixed martial artists, with Colby Covington keen to bring his talents to pro wrestling.

Covington, the former interim UFC welterweight champion who is expected to challenge for the undisputed crown next year, has an interesting proposition for the WWE after consulting training partner Bobby Lashley, who has experience in MMA and wrestling.

‘Chaos’, who remains one of the most divisive fighters in the UFC, has made no secret of his desire to carry his promos over to the squared circle and the American has received plenty of encouragement from Rousey.

“Hopefully I can go over there and be a tag team partner with her [Rousey],” Covington told

“I see that Becky Lynch over there was asking [to be] Conor McGregor’s tag team partner so maybe me and Ronda can go beat up on Becky Lynch and Conor McGregor.”

He added: “Name a better tag team. You’re not going to name a better tag team than me and Ronda. We will destroy.”