Colby Covington beat Jorge Masvidal in a dominant fashion in the main event of UFC 272 and is now looking for his next opponent.
In a recent interview with the new Boys, hinting about his possible return to the Octagon, he stated that he wants to come back to action in June and now has a wide array of options for his career.
Colby also said that he feels he should have been awarded a victory in his rematch against Kamaru Usman at UFC 268 last November. The 34-year-old lost the bout via a narrow decision. While asking about a potential fight against Izzy he replied:
“Everybody knew in Madison Square Garden I won those last 3 rounds,” he said.
“It was an easy win for me. Easy decision victory. Unanimous. So, why can’t I fight Adesanya?”
‘Chaos’ has stated that he’d be open to moving up from the 170 lbs division to the 185 lbs division to fight Adesanya, or fight Dustin Poirier at 170lbs. Either way, he believes he’s more than capable enough to dominant both.
“Adesanya’s not well-rounded, he can’t stop my American wrestling”, he said.
Covington said he would be prepared to fight Dustin Poirier due to their animosity from their time as teammates at American Top Team.
“Or fight Dustin, the guy who said it’s on sight. He wants to come up to my weight class 170. He’s supposed to be some pound-for-pound great fighter.”
Colby Covington praises Chael Sonnen for suggesting Middleweight title fight with Israel Adesanya
Colby Covington heard Chael Sonnen’s suggestion for a potential fight with Israel Adesanya for the Middleweight title, and he actually loves the idea.
After a massive win over Jorge Masvidal in the main event of UFC 272, Covington is open to call out some big shots for his next fight.
“Uncle Chael, man, that guy’s a f****** legend,” Covington said.
Adesanya is coming off of a unanimous decision win over Robert Whittaker in the main event of February’s UFC 271 event, and is scheduled for a title defense against Jared Cannonier.
Covington feels that Adesanya’s “Cardio Kickboxing” style would not match up well against his relentless wrestling pace.
“I feel extremely confident. And I feel I would be a pretty good sized favorite over him. That’s honestly how I feel,” Covington said.
“My style against Izzy — he was getting taken down by Robert Whittaker. That guy has never taken a wrestling class.”
“When the going gets tough, you saw what happened a couple of fights ago when he fought Jan Blachowicz. He couldn’t stop it when guys keep attacking him. I know I can do the same. I know it’s a great fight. Hopefully the UFC can give me the opportunity.”
What do you think about this matchup? Should Covington be rewarded with a title shot in the middleweight division?