‘If You Can Take Down Christmas Lights, You Can Probably Take Down Francis Ngannou’ – Colby Covington

Published 03/27/2021, 10:41 PM EDT
SINGAPORE – JUNE 17: Colby Covington of United States (front) reacts after his fight with Dong Hyun Kim of South Korea (back) in the Welterweight Bout during UFC Singapore Fight Night at Singapore Indoor Stadium on June 17, 2017 in Singapore. (Photo by Suhaimi Abdullah/Getty Images)


UFC 260 is going to be one hell of a show, and the main-event featuring Miocic and Ngannou is going to be the primary focus of the night. The match between the two is going to be a rematch of their 2018 clash, which Stipe Miocic won. Ever since the rematch was announced, there has been real buzz surrounding the same. Recently, UFC welterweight, Colby Covington, expressed his views on the same.

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Colby Covington makes his pick

Leading up to the title fight, many fans and fighters have chosen who they think is going to win the fight. The latest person to make a prediction is the former UFC interim welterweight champion, Colby Covington.

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Chaos‘ recently took to Instagram and said, “I know Stipe isn’t Einstein, but it doesn’t take a genius to figure out the blueprint in this one.

He was quick and confident as he unhesitatingly said, “Because if you can take down Christmas lights, you can probably take down Francis Ngannou.”

Many people think the match is going to be a great one, featuring Stipe’s speed against Ngannou and his hard hits. However, Colby Covington doesn’t seem to believe in ‘The Predator’. He said, “There’s only one thing more gassed up than Franny, and that’s his hype.”

UFC 260: Francis Ngannou vs Stipe Miocic

After Ngannou lost his first fight against Miocic, this rematch was always on the cards. This fight is a highly expected event and everybody expects some entertainment.

Leading up to the fight, both the fighters seem confident in their abilities. Stipe has acknowledged the fact that Francis is a heavy hitter, but he still believes that he will come out on top.

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There has been much talk about how Stipe should defend the title more often and whether UFC should introduce an interim title in the heavyweight division. However, he will defend his title now, and it will be extremely interesting to see which fighter will walk out of the UFC Apex with the belt and be the one to welcome Jon Jones to the heavyweight division.

Do you see Covington’s prediction coming true?

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Paras Pande

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Paras Pande is a UFC author at EssentiallySports who is pursuing his graduation in Journalism and Mass Communication. An ardent follower of the UFC, he has been covering the sport for 2 years now. Before joining the team at EssentiallySports, Paras gained expertise as an MMA writer whilst working with Sportskeeda.

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