Colby Covington, one of many prime welterweights within the UFC, is having fairly every week on the poker tables throughout the 2022 Seminole Laborious Rock Poker Open.
On Thursday, he received his third-ever Hendon Mob recorded stay poker match, this one on the Seminole Laborious Rock Lodge & On line casino in Hollywood, Florida, a $25,875 rating in a $1,100 buy-in pot-limit Omaha/8 occasion.
Loads of Knockouts for UFC Fighter
The match attracted 84 entrants, none of whom have been in a position to knockout a talented blended martial artist. This wasn’t the primary giant rating of the week for the South Florida native. Covington took seventh place for $48,295 for ending in seventh place within the largest discipline poker match within the Sunshine State’s historical past — $400 Deep Stack No-Limit Hold’em (7,703 entries).
“I wished to come back again and show that wasn’t only a fluke,” mentioned Covington, “And present that I might play with one of the best gamers on the planet.”
He definitely did show he can compete at a excessive degree in additional than simply blended martial arts. The brand new poker champ was ecstatic to have received the match so near house.
“It’s a surreal feeling,” Covington mentioned of his win. “It’s been a protracted journey to lastly get a trophy right here at Seminole Laborious Rock. That is my house on line casino, and I like enjoying right here.”
The second ranked UFC welterweight was one in every of 11 gamers who cashed. He defeated David Shmuel, who obtained $15,890 for second place, heads as much as win the title outright.
Covington mentioned following his victory that a part of his technique was to keep away from getting into pots towards three-time WSOP bracelet winner Phil Hui, who ended up in fourth place for $6,680. The technique labored like a allure because the athlete received his first recorded poker match since 2018 when he shipped a $150 every day in Pompano Seaside, Florida for $2,702.
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Covington within the Octagon
As a UFC fighter, Covington has been virtually unbeatable, as long as he is not dealing with Kamaru Usman, whom he is misplaced to twice. Exterior of these defeats, he is 17-1 within the octagon.
The 34-year-old is among the hardest and likewise most controversial fighters round. His open assist of former US president Donald Trump has made Covington a love-him-or-hate-him fighter. Whichever facet you website on (love or hate), you’ll be able to’t deny his skills.
Covington additionally has a extremely publicized feud together with his former shut good friend and fellow MMA fighter, Jorge Masvidal, whom Covington defeated by way of unanimous choice at UFC 272 again in March, his most up-to-date battle.
The 2 UFC stars had an notorious fallout over Masvidal disrespecting the poker participant by saying he was “being a b***h.[” Over the past year, the feud has become perhaps the nastiest spat in UFC history.
“I’ll f*****g kill you, bro,” Masvidal told ESPN that Covington shouted. “Don’t ever talk to me like that.”
A decade ago, Masvidal had taken Covington under his wings and helped the young fighter grow. They held a strong bond for quite some time, but those days are long gone.
2022 SHRPO Winners Thus Far
|July 27-August 1||Event #1: $400 NLH Re-Entry||7,703||$2,541,990||Andrew Pecina||$225,906|
|27-Jul||Event #2: $400 Seniors NLH 50+||272||$91,120||Robert Garcia||$15,364|
|27-Jul||Event #3: $400 Big Stack Big O||129||$43,215||Hal Rotholz||$11,860|
|27-Jul||Event #4: $200 Quad Stack Double Green Chip Bounty||212||$23,320||Eric Halpern||$5,495|
|28-Jul||Event #5: $600 Limit Omaha 8||109||$57,225||Aaron Kupin||$17,015|
|28-Jul||Event #6: $400 8-Handed PLO||144||$48,240||Kahlil Francis||$13,220|
|28-Jul||Event #7: $150 Big Stack NLH||297||$35,046||Darrell Carril||$7,196|
|29-Jul||Event #8: $400 Omaha 8/Stud 8||81||$27,135||Chris Labrie||$5,328|
|29-Jul||Event #9: $600 Double Black Chip Bounty NLH||188||$61,100||Steve Olivier||$12,478|
|29-Jul||Event #10: $600 Black Chip Bounty 5-Card PLO||149||$63,325||Vincent Fiorenza||$17,240|
|30-Jul||Event #11: $400 Pot-Limit Omaha 8||124||$41,540||Sheila O’Connor||$10,000|
|30-Jul||Event #12: $300 Ladies NLH||66||$17,160||Mica Lamar||$5,000|
|31-Jul||Event #13: $400 Deep Stack NLH||505||$169,175||Donna Stutts||$19,197|
|July 31-August 1||Event #14: $1,100 Six-Max NLH||262||$254,140||Vincent Chauve||$58,030|
|July 31-August 2||Event #15: $600 Deep Stack PLO||500||$260,000||Duff Charette||$48,075|
|31-Jul||Event #16: $600 NLH Turbo||100||$53,000||Jennifer Borsini||$12,500|
|August 1-2||Event #17: $1,100 Seniors 50+||137||$132,890||Neil Blumenfield||$31,670|
|August 1-3||Event #18: $200 Big Stack NLH||2,532||$405,120||Carlos Pino||$54,720|
|August 1-2||Event #19: $600 HORSE||86||$45,150||Phil Hui||$14,460|
|1-Aug||Event #20: $400 NLH Turbo||86||$29,240||Rob Brown||$9,320|
|2-Aug||Event #21: $600 Deep Stack 6-Max NLH||257||$134,925||Nick Yunis||$31,415|
|August 2-3||Event #22: $1,100 Pot-Limit Omaha 8||84||$81,480||Colby Covington||$25,875|
|3-Aug||Event #25: $600 Double Black Chip Bounty PLO||158||$52,930||Brandon Duvdivani||$13,660|
|3-Aug||Event #26: $200 Double Green Chip Bounty NLH||395||$43,500||Jarett Minkoff||$8,460|
|3-Aug||Event #27: $1,100 Deep Stack Turbo NLH||97||$97,000||James Rodriguez||$29,185|
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