While Colby Covington appears to be planning another grudge game against his closest nemesis, Dustin PoirierHe also teased the idea of moving up to 185 and becoming middleweight king. Dana White said it was possible but Colby would have to defeat ‘Dark Horse’ Jared Cannonier or Robert ‘The Reaper’ Whittaker.
The result of a dominant win Jorg Masvidal in the main event of UFC 272, covington finds himself at an interesting point in his career. Chael Suns brought up the idea that Covington could be a great foil for stylebenders, although Izzy has a potential next title defense against top contender Jared Cannonier. In Covington’s eyes, it could not only be a big duel, but also a fight ‘Chaos’ would have great chances of winning.
Colby liked the idea of Sonnen standing behind him on the emergency drive. “Uncle Chael, man, that guy’s a bloody legend.” “Uncle Chael makes a very good point. Everyone was talking about Usman fighting Adesanya, this and that, Usman is a bad matchup for Adesanya – dude, I’m a bad matchup for Usman. I beat him in our last fight at Madison Square Garden. Why can’t I go up and fight Adesanya? I don’t need to lose a pound, I just wake up and fight my natural weight.” said Covington.
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“Hopefully the UFC can give me the opportunity.” Colby Covington says he would drown Israel Adesanya with his flawless wrestling
Covington feels that Adesanya’s “cardio kickboxing” style would not sit well with his relentless pace of wrestling. Colby compares his last fight with Masvidal to Izzy and Jan, saying he did worse since his wrestling was so good.
“I’m very confident and I think I would be a pretty big favorite over him. That’s honestly how I feel,” Covington said. “He can’t plug my shots and once he plugs it it’s going to be at least 20 or 30 [more coming]. I think I’m already second in division history for most takedowns and I’m not even trying.
Covington says the same thing in different ways to glorify his wrestling, but the most irritating part of it is that he could also back up his speech with punching. While not as good as champions Usman and Izzy, who are just a tiny bit ahead of him in this regard, Colby mixes it up pretty well.
“I push myself really hard to really push myself, my body and my mind to be ready for every opportunity and every fight, and there just aren’t many people who can match that. Izzy isn’t one of them.”
We get it Colby. Uncle Chael threw you a bone and now Colby’s all excited because he took the middleweight belt. Whittaker and Cannonier will give him some tough competition, but first he’ll have to face Vincente Luke or Belal Muhammed, whom he’s been avoiding for a while.
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