On the probable title bout between Colby Covington and Leon Edwards, Chael Sonnen has commented. Notably, Sonnen made a reference to the reality that MMA fans and experts are split on whether Covington deserves to meet Edwards for the UFC welterweight title.On the probable title bout between Colby Covington and Leon Edwards, Chael Sonnen has commented. Notably, Sonnen made a reference to the reality that MMA fans and experts are split on whether Covington deserves to meet Edwards for the UFC welterweight title.
Whatever the case, Chael Sonnen thinks Colby Covington is the biggest match the UFC can currently schedule for Leon Edwards and that “Rocky” needs Covington. He implied that since being supposedly attacked by Masvidal in March 2022, “Chaos” had kept a low profile.
However, Covington recently made a comeback at UFC 286 fight week earlier this month, according to Chael Sonnen, and he dominated the news in the MMA media.
He seemed to imply that “Chaos” may build on the buzz already around a potential matchup with Leon Edwards in the coming months. In his explanation of why Covington should face Edwards for the next title, Sonnen made the following points:
For a year, Colby has kept his head in the sand. He reappeared five days ago and humiliated you all in the media. beaten you! It is not even close to what he has stomped.Furthermore, Chael Sonnen hinted that he doesn’t necessarily blame Leon Edwards for not grasping the promotional and trash-talking aspects of the fight game the way Colby Covington does. “Colby is crushing you guys, and he’s been hiding out for a year,” Sonnen exclaimed. I’m only bringing that up to you because I know you want to look at it. Leon does not comprehend that perspective. And what about that? That has a lot of charming qualities.
Colby Covington on Dana White naming him as the next challenger for Leon Edwards
Colby Covington will probably get the next chance to fight UFC welterweight champion Leon Edwards, according to recent statements made by UFC president Dana White. Colby Covington responded to the same in an interview with Submission Radio, saying that White knows he deserves the championship chance because he’s one of the UFC’s top attractions.
The former interim UFC welterweight champion vowed to defeat “Rocky” in order to become the next undisputed UFC welterweight champion. He previously stated that he’d like to fight Leon Edwards during International Fight Week in July. In addition, “Chaos” asserted that he is a far superior fighter to Edwards. Colby Covington reiterated that his star power makes him deserving of a title opportunity and said:
Numbers don’t lie, and everyone is aware that I draw the numbers, thus it comes from the numbers. Everyone wants to see me right now, whether they love me or detest me. [23:20 – 23:38]