“It Makes Sense” – Colby Covington Bats For Conor McGregor To Fight For The Lightweight Title Next

Published 12/17/2021, 6:30 AM EST
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)


According to Colby Covington, Conor McGregor should fight for the UFC lightweight title next.

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Charles Oliveira and Dustin Poirier went face-to-face at UFC 269. ‘The Diamond’ was looking to take away the belt from the champ. However, it didn’t work out like that. The Brazilian, after getting dropped in the first round, got into his rhythm and took down Poirier in the second round. That was the beginning of the end, as after getting his back, Oliveira submitted him in the third round.

‘Do Bronx’ shut down a lot of critics after that performance, and showed his toughness. As soon as the fight was over, a lot of fighters had their say on it. With Poirier now out of the way, other challengers are also lining up for the champion. There is one man who wants to fight next. That man is Conor McGregor. And according to Covington, he deserves to.

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In a recent interview, Covington, when asked if ‘The Notorious’ should fight for the title. He said, “Yeah, it makes sense, you know. Conor should go out there and fight for the title. There’s no reason for him to fight Dustin now, it’s just that fight is pointless, that fight’s dead. Dustin’s not a big draw or anything. So that fight makes a ton of sense.”

“Conor McGregor can heal up and fight that, and Dustin can reevaluate and decide if he still wants to keep fighting. Because you could already see the quit in him in the interview… He’s (Conor McGregor) a former champion, a two-division champion. He accomplished some great things in the sport, brought a lot of new eyes to the sport. He’s done some good things,” he added.

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Conor McGregor to fight for the title next?

The Notorious‘ Conor McGregor is currently on the sidelines because of an injury. The Irishman broke his tibia in his last fight against Dustin Poirier and since then is on his road to recovery. However, being on the sidelines has not kept the former two-division champion from calling out fighters.

The latest one on his list is the current lightweight champion, Charles Oliveira. McGregor, after ‘Do Bronx’ got the win over Poirier, took to Twitter to call him out. In his tweet, he wrote, “So what date am I fighting Oliveira?”

The champion saw the call out and was ready to fight the Irishman immediately. He tweeted, “What do you think about this weekend? I’m ready, I’m still in town, and there’s an up&coming event. Let’s go baby.”

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The fantasy matchup between the two is actually interesting, but McGregor is currently on the sidelines. He won’t be returning before the second half of 2022, and in the meantime, Justin Gaethje is in line, waiting for his shot.

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Do you think Colby Covington is right? Should McGregor get to fight for the title next? Let us know in the comments below!

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Arunaditya Aima

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Arunaditya is a UFC writer at EssentiallySports. Having completed his Post Graduate Diploma in Multimedia Journalism from IIJNM, Arunaditya aspires to be an important voice in the world of MMA and interview the likes of Jon Jones, Conor McGregor, Amanda Nunes, and other such superstars of the sport. He has followed the sport for over a decade and is an ardent fan of Georges St-Pierre, who he believes is the greatest of all time.

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