Conor McGregor is past his peak, according to Colby Covington, and lacks the same level of motivation as at the start of his career.
Nonetheless, the former two-time welterweight title contender told the media in a post-fight press conference at UFC 286 that he would welcome a battle with the Irishman.
A matchup between Covington and the former two-division champion might be very profitable for the UFC, according to Covington:
“That would likely be the greatest bout the UFC has ever staged if Conor wants to fight and engage in business in the future. You can see that I’ve been lured to this event by the numbers this weekend. No one is interested in these other idiots in the main event because they lack personality.”
To the amazement of fight fans, “Chaos” weighed in at 170 pounds during the UFC 286 weigh-ins to act as the main support for the fight between Leon Edwards and Kamaru Usman, who was the event’s main attraction. Yet because the main event went off without a hitch, Covington was unable to enter the octagon.
Conor McGregor, a star of the UFC, will battle Michael Chandler later this year to make his promotional comeback. Nevertheless, neither the event’s date nor its venue have been made official by the promotion.
The filming of Season 31 of The Ultimate Fighter (TUF), in which McGregor and Chandler played rival coaches, recently came to an end.
Conor McGregor says that he is “too slick” for Michael Chandler
Conor McGregor, a star in the UFC, is convinced he can defeat Michael Chandler by raising his hand. McGregor thinks that “Iron’s” fighting style is nothing particularly unique or that he hasn’t encountered previously in his professional career. The Irishman reiterated his claim that he is technically superior to the former Bellator lightweight champion during a recent interview with Robbie Fox on My Mom’s Basement:
“I’m simply too slick for Chandler. I’m simply too good for him. He hasn’t fought someone comparable to me. Yet, I have battled someone similar to him. I believe it to be the mixed martial arts style in general. a wrestler of that height. I suppose it resembles MMA somewhat. It’s not strange in any way. I’ve been in battle with them [fighters] for a very long time. So, it will be my responsibility to demonstrate the disparity in our skill levels on fight night.”