Countdown’s on! Just ten days to go. The champ, Leon Edwards, is all set for a showdown at UFC 296.
On a side note, isn’t it crazy how time flies? Feels like just yesterday we were looking at a whole month. Anyway, back to the action.
Ever heard of Leon Edwards? If not, you’re about to. He’s unimpressed with Colby Covington’s recent performances.
Edwards is slated to defend his title against “Chaos” Covington in the UFC 296 headliner on Dec. 16 at the T-Mobile arena in Las Vegas. Belal Muhammad was considered the rightful title contender, but the promotion chose to give Covington a shot.
Covington hasn’t fought since a unanimous decision win over Jorge Masvidal in March 2022. His last two wins before that were against Tyron Woodley and Robbie Lawler, both followed by title losses to Kamaru Usman.
Based on Covington’s recent record, Edwards isn’t sweating. He doesn’t see “Chaos” posing any threat on fight night. In fact, “Rocky” thinks the Oregon native might be in for a shock, having not beaten anyone in their prime for a while.
Edwards is like, “This is his fourth title shot. I feel like he knows this is his last one.” He’s got a point, right?
Edwards is fully focused on the best version of Colby. He’s aware that Colby’s been out of the game for almost two years. But Edwards can’t see what Colby brings to the table.
He’s been the active one. He’s the younger one. He points out that Covington hasn’t beat anyone under the age of 35 or 36 in a long time. If Covington’s wins are based on matches with Lawler, Woodley, and Masvidal, Edwards thinks he’s in for a total shock on fight night.
Covington is known for his trash talk. He recently compared his upcoming clash against the Brit to the American Revolutionary War. But Edwards isn’t bothered by the American’s verbal jabs. He even finds them funny.
Edwards says, “He’s always playing a character, and some of the stuff he’s coming out and saying just doesn’t make sense to me.” He thinks Covington is a clown. But Edwards is focused on going out there, taking him out, defending his belt for a second time, and continuing his journey.
In his words, “He’s just another guy that’s in my way, and I’m going to take him out.” That’s the spirit, right?