“I’m Going Up to 185 and Take Stylebender’s Belt”- Colby Covington Vows to Change Divisions and Fight Israel Adesanya

Published 09/11/2021, 8:09 AM EDT
NEWARK, NJ – AUGUST 03: Colby Covington is interviewed after his victory over Robbie Lawler in their welterweight bout during the UFC Fight Night event at the Prudential Center on August 3, 2019 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)


Colby Covington is all set to fight Kamaru Usman at the UFC 268 event on November 6. This fight will be a rematch between the two fighters and will be for the UFC welterweight title. ‘Chaos’ had earlier faced Usman at the UFC 245 event and had lost via a 5th round TKO.

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Therefore, the fighter has been training very hard this time around and will look to get one over Usman. Covington, however, had recently said that he won’t be satisfied with winning just one UFC title. As ‘Chaos’ wants to go down as the greatest fighter in UFC history and he believes that the way to do this is by winning belts in two divisions.

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During an interview with The First, Covington talked about the same. He said, “I think so; it makes sense. I want to get two belts and I want to go down in history as the greatest UFC fighter of all time. So to do that, you need to solidify yourself in two different weight classes.”

“So after I finish Marty Fake Newsman on November 6th, only on PPV. I’m going up to 185 and take Style benders belt too.”

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Covington has expressed his desire to move up to middleweight if he defeats Usman and challenge for the title there. However, while Covington is a great fighter, this certainly will be an uphill task for the fighter.

Can Colby Covington defeat Kamaru Usman and Israel Adesanya to become a 2-division UFC champion?

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Kamaru Usman and Israel Adesanya are amongst the two best fighters in the UFC. ‘The Nigerian Nightmare’ is undefeated since 2013 and Adesanya has never lost a fight at middleweight. Therefore, Covington will certainly not find it easy to defeat either of these African superstars.

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – JULY 05: UFC interim middleweight champion Israel Adesanya of New Zealand poses for the media during the UFC seasonal press conference at T-Mobile Arena on July 5, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

However, ‘Chaos’ has worked really hard since his last loss to Usman and has worked on various things he did wrong in that fight. Therefore, one can expect to see ‘Chaos’ perform much better this time around.

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Do you think Covington can become a 2-division UFC champion? Let us know in the comments.

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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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