Colby Covington’s comeback to the octagon will probably take place in a welterweight title fight, according to UFC president Dana White. After capturing the title later this year, “Chaos” has said that he hopes to compete against Conor McGregor in his first title defense.This past weekend’s contest for the 170-pound title between Leon Edwards and Kamaru Usman featured backup fighter Covington. The former interim champion is next in line for the championship and will face Edwards next, according to Dana White, who made the announcement at the post-fight news conference.In his mind, Covington can defeat Edwards and defend his championship against the biggest name in the game. The No. 2 welterweight told Mike Heck of MMA Fighting what he had to say:
“The undisputed champion and best fighter in the world is known to all. I am that. Colby “Chaos” Covington is who you see. It’s a lovely thing. I consider myself extremely fortunate to be in this situation, and if Conor and I were to square off, it would be the biggest title match in the organization’s history.Plus, two million people purchased pay-per-views. That would be disastrous. It would be amazing. The UFC could never do more business, and the timing couldn’t be more perfect. just before Donald Trump will return to power in 2024. The time of life is ideal and this is God’s plan, coming just before the campaign trail.
After battling Michael Chandler in his comeback fight, Conor McGregor has said that he intends to compete for the welterweight championship. In season 31 of The Ultimate Fighter, the two will coach opposing teams before facing off in the octagon.
Return of Colby Covington: Leon Edwards claims “Chaos” is unworthy of a title match
Colby Covington isn’t worthy of a title chance, according to Leon Edwards, who recently revealed his opinion. Edwards successfully made his first title defense at UFC 286. Citing “Dana White privilege,” Edwards recently suggested that Covington’s inactivity doesn’t earn a shot at the belt.
‘Rocky’ remarked in a conversation with Ariel Helwani on The MMA Hour:
He won’t be given the title shot in the upcoming fight, I can assure you of that. He is being rewarded for avoiding the brawl with Khamzat Chimaev. I was eliminated from the rankings when it was me. The Dana White privilege exists, without a doubt.
Check out what Leon Edwards had to say about Colby Covington below:Edwards made the implication that if Covington, whose most recent performance was against Jorge Masvidal, ranked No. 11, more than a year ago, were to be offered a contract, he may decline to sign it.