Following his TKO loss to Kamaru Usman at UFC 245, Colby “Chaos” Covington has remained away from the spotlight. In the fight, he suffered a broken jaw and his manager recently stated he did not have to wire his jaw shut contrary to media reports.
According to his co-manager, Dan Lambert his recovery is coming along well and Colby will be taking part in a grappling match in March.
“He will be taking part in a high-profile grappling match in March somewhere in Florida. He just wants to get out there compete, make some money and have fun,”
“He will get back to training at American Top Team in February and ideally wants to fight sometime in the Spring. We’ll see who he wants to fight and what opponents the UFC has in mind for him”.
Just spoke to Dan Lambert who tells me Colby Covington is still a part of American Top Team and that he's scheduled to compete in a high-level grappling match in March (didn't specify which promotion). Full video interview coming to @theScoreMMA soon
— James Lynch (@LynchOnSports) January 10, 2020
In the interview with James Lynch of The Score, Lambert goes on to hint that Colby wants to get into immediate contention for the title. “Ideally an opponent in the top 5 or top 10 is what makes sense. He is ranked #2 and right there for a title shot. He needs an opponent that excites him”.
Jorge Masvidal, Dustin Poirier, and Joanna Jedrzejczyk have openly stated the dislike toward Covington and 2020 should be an interesting time at American Top Team with confirmation Covington is indeed training there.