Conor McGregor Gives Honest Take on UFC 296- Edwards vs. Covington After John Kavanagh Confirms the Irishman’s Return Getting Postponed From April to July

Published 11/14/2023, 8:20 AM EST

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UFC 296 is on its way and it has Conor McGregor’s blessings. The final UFC event of the year is all set to go down and so far, it hasn’t seen any hitches like its two predecessors. Filled with exciting fights, huge stakes, and perhaps some of the most entertaining fighters, this one’s going to be an absolute thrill.

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The Irishman couldn’t hold his excitement back, either. Conor McGregor has been on a tear on X, showing off his training or promoting his business ventures. However, this time, all he did was come out and praise the card put together by Dana White and Co. Here’s the card and the story.

Conor McGregor praises the UFC 296 card

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It’s an interesting detail for praise to come out of Conor McGregor for this particular card. Earlier this year, the fighter had the fans convinced that he was actually going to be on it. Now, we know that he won’t be around until July 2024 since his coach John Kavanagh confirmed this himself. His absence will be filled by other big names such as Leon Edwards and Colby Covington. The welterweight stalwarts will clash for the divisional gold in the main event in Las Vegas.

Another exciting fight on the card is the lightweight affair between Tony Ferguson and Paddy Pimblett. It’s interesting because of the legend that Ferguson is, but also because he’s had such a fall from grace in his career. He’s lost six in a row and it’s not looking great for him, given that he was such a force back in his prime. So what did McGregor say about it all? Two words – “Tremendous card!”

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With multiple championships on the line, it truly is a card built to entertain. In the T-Mobile Arena, the fights that will go down will be like no other. Covington has been the hype builder for the main card as one can expect him to be. Edwards, on the other hand, has not lost in his last 12 outings.

 

After eight years of being undefeated, has Edwards let his guard down? Perhaps only the opposite has been accomplished. Winning 11 fights in a row is no feat, but the welterweight champion has done it all. ‘Rocky’ is still confident. In fact, he’s confident enough to want to change weight classes.

Leon Edwards might move up divisions

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Recently, Edwards revealed that he was interested in becoming a two-divisional champ by challenging the winner of Sean Strickland vs. Dricus Du Plessis. However, just because he’s accomplished so much in the welterweight division, does not mean fighters from middleweight have their respect down for him. If anything it’s the opposite.

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Khamzat Chimaev, who recently increased his weight to compete at middleweight straight out laughed at Edwards for his vision. On the other hand, welterweight fighters like Belal Muhammad still refuse to accept his strength and victories. It’s a no-win situation for Edwards but as long as he keeps winning his fights, words will only do so much damage.

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Do you want to see him win at UFC 296? Should he chase glory at middleweight? Let us know in the comments.

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Prit Chauhan

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I'm Prit Chauhan, and I'm a UFC writer at EssentiallySports. I've been in the writing business for three years, covering areas like mass media marketing, and even tried my hand at fiction. My experience includes research work at the University of California, Berkeley, which helps me spin fact-based stories about the world of Mixed Martial Arts effortlessly.
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