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UFC’s Colby Covington gets involved in pro-wrestling angle at GFW Impact

Colby Covington

Colby Covington’s got half his 12 career victories via submission, so it shouldn’t be a surprise the up-and-coming UFC welterweight dished out another rear-naked choke Thursday night.

OK, not quite. But Covington has become the latest mixed martial artist to get involved in pro wrestling.

Covington, who attended Global Force Wrestling’s Impact tapings in Orlando with several American Top Team teammates, got involved in an ongoing angle. Seated ringside, Covington put referee Brian Hebner in a rear-naked choke.

Bobby Lashley, an American Top Team product, is one of the stars for GFW.

Check out the highlights of Colby’s wrestling foray below:

Recently, Covington hired former WWE and ECW pro wrestler Stevie Richards to be his strength and conditioning coach. It’s obvious that’s already paying off for the 12-1 fighter.

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