- Name: Colby Covington
- Pro MMA Record: 15-2-0 (Win-Loss-Draw)
- Nickname: Chaos
- Current Streak: 1 Loss
- Age: 31 | Date of Birth: 1988.02.22
- Last Fight: December 14, 2019 in UFC
- Weight Class: Welterweight | Last Weigh-In: 170.0 lbs
- Affiliation: American Top Team
- Height: 5'11" (180cm) | Reach: 72.0" (183cm)
- Career Disclosed Earnings: $688,000 USD
- Born: United States
- Fighting out of: Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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Colby Covington fights out of American Top Team in Florida and is roommates with UFC fighter Jorge Masvidal.
Covington's college wrestling carreer began at Fort Dodge and Iowa Central Community College where he won the national junior college championship at 165 lbs with a 34-0 record. That year he finishished third in the prestigious Midlands Championships -- the first freshman ever to finish that high in the tournament.
Covington's sophomore year led him to the University of Iowa, but a charge of DUI and eluding police suspended his wrestling priviliges. Covington would later look back at this incident as a "life-time low". Redshirting for the remainder of the year, he saw little action to finish the 2008-2009 season.
Covington left Iowa that year for Oregon State and a shot at a clean slate. Wresting at Oregon State would lead him to become a two-time Pac-10 champion and All-American status.