As the dust settles from UFC 286, all eyes are on the controversial and outspoken fighter, Colby Covington. The one who has been deemed the next challenger for Leon Edwards’ coveted welterweight championship. However, ‘Chaos’ has revealed that the UFC is not taking any chances with Edwards potentially declining the fight, and drastic action will be taken.
In a recent appearance on the popular ‘Submission Radio’ podcast, Covington provided an update on his future fight with Edwards, and he did not hold back.
“Yeah, you know Dana White and Hunter Campbell. I took them out in Miami because I’m the king of Miami. So I had to show them proper hospitality here in Miami,” Covington retorted with his trademark bravado. Covington went on to say, “The fact that he’s trying to cry and act all privileged is just funny. But there’s nowhere to go.”
UFC’s Colby Covington Confident in Title Shot as White Assures Him of Edwards Fight – Location Still TBD
Covington’s confidence in securing the title shot is palpable, as he revealed that UFC president Dana White has assured him that he will be facing Edwards in the summer of 2023. The specific site of the bout, however, has yet to be confirmed, with Covington noting,
“We will have to wait and see from Dana and the big bosses at the UFC with what they decide.”
Edwards, on the flip side, has been quite outspoken about his misgivings. He is also pretty frank about Covington’s expediency as a title contender, stating that there are more deserving competitors in the division. Nevertheless, Dana White has made it clear that Covington is next in line, and Edwards will be obliged to fight as directed.
Explosive Showdown: Covington vs Edwards Set for Summer 2023 with UFC’s Drastic Measures, Burns as Backup Fighter
With the welterweight division heating up and new contenders emerging, including Brazilian fighter Gilbert Burns, who has been appointed as the backup fighter for the Covington vs Edwards fight, the stage is set for an explosive showdown in the summer of 2023.
UFC fans can expect fireworks both inside and outside the Octagon, as Covington’s brash persona and Edwards’ resistance to the matchup are sure to create a buzz in the combat sports world.
To summarize, Covington’s revelation about the UFC’s drastic measures if Edwards declines the title fight has added another layer of drama to an already intriguing storyline.
As the drama continues to unfold in a division brimming with talent and tension. Who will come out on top and claim welterweight supremacy? Share your thoughts in the comment section below.