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ECW, WCW, WWE alum joins camp of UFC fighter

World Ranked UFC Welterweight star Colby Chaos Covington (12-1 MMA, 7-1 UFC) has enlisted professional wrestler and fitness expert Stevie Richards of Stevie Richards Fitness (stevierichardsfitness.com) to join his camp as a strength and conditioning coach.

Stevie Richards is known for his tremendous work ethic and in-ring shape for more than 26 years. He is a multi-time WWF/WWE Hardcore Champion and maintains a solid, healthy body, physique.

Since leaving World Wrestling Entertainment, Richards has developed his own fitness brand, which has earned him praise from his wrestling peers as well as the global fitness industry.

Originally from California, Covington, 29, is a former NCAA Division 1 All-American, two-time NCAA Pac 10 Champion and is currently the No.8 ranked Welterweight Mixed Martial Artist in the Ultimate Fighting Championship. Covington has amassed a UFC record of 7-1 with his most recent victory in June against No.10 ranked Dong Hyun Kim.

Covington’s next UFC bout is TBD, but the preparation process has already begun.

“I’m excited to be welcoming Stevie Richards as a member of Team Colby,” Covington said in a release. “Everything is coming together right now for me. Stevie is coming on board and we’re going to revolutionize this sport. There’s nothing better than having a pro wrestler that didn't cheat to win, is all natural and didn't give in to putting steroids in his body. He’s a hard worker just like me and I know he can help elevate me to where I need to go.”

Richards added: “First, I’d like to thank Colby for giving me the opportunity to be a part of something special as a member of his team. Colby has already proven to have all the necessary skills to be a great champion in my book All he needs now is UFC to give him the fight, which with his talent, is inevitable. I also have a message to all of those sitting around doubting both of us right now; We’ll show you. You’ll see.”

Covington and Richards will do all their preparation for their upcoming fight camp at American Top Team in (South Florida) Coconut Creek.

For the latest on their fight news and their training, follow them on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Colby Covington @ColbyCovingtonMMA

Stevie Richards @bwostevie @stevierichards

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