Whenever you have Colby Covington in the cage, there is a lot of hype around it. Some people hate him, some love and some will tweet to give me him support, including president of USA - Donald J. Trump. President of USA sent a fight tweet just before the fight saying:
Colby Covington showed dominating performance as a main fight at UFC on ESPN 5 against veteran Robbie Lawler. All 5 rounds he was applying pressure on him, mixing takedowns, wrestling with good boxing keeps Robbie guessing all the time.
Colby Covington was a guest in a studio of ESPN after the dominating win in a main fight of the evening against Robbie Lawler at UFC on ESPN 5 event. But in the studio was also a current champion Kamaru Usman, and soon these two fighters were going after each other in a heated exchange. Covington said that Usman is avoiding to fight him, and he is following his footsteps and if he "would make a sandwich tomorrow, Usman will make the same sandwich".