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Leon Edwards’ True Kryptonite Against Colby Covington at UFC 296 Revealed by Former Champ Daniel Cormier – “It’s One Thing To Fight a Wrestler”

Published 09/22/2023, 8:45 AM EDT

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Everyone’s looking forward to the Leon Edwards Vs. Colby Covington fight, but maybe not as much as Daniel Cormier. DC is a former champ himself and now analyzes fights in the cage as well as on his YouTube channel. The former fighter has voiced his opinions about the upcoming fight at UFC 296 and boy does he feel unimpressed with some of Edwards’ skills.

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Cormier is a brilliant critical thinker. He starts by putting out Edwards’ stats which just shows how well-versed he is with his facts. DC also acknowledged the current champ’s incredible feats and then; he pointed out the one major flaw that could be his undoing.

Daniel Cormier thinks Edwards can’t out-wrestle Covington

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Daniel Cormier looks forward to the main event fight at UFC 296 like no other. Covington has been looking to be the champion for some time now. His only time with the belt was when he was the interim champion back in 2018. Edwards, on the other hand, hasn’t dropped a fight in eight years. DC took to his YouTube channel to share further analysis on the bout.


“Colby’s been close. Leon has improved leaps and bounds from when he got to the UFC to the 11 fight unbeaten streak,” said Cormier. “To fighting Kamaru Usman the first time and losing the vast majority of the fight, to fighting Kamaru Usman the second time, in London, and winning the vast majority of the fight,” he added.

When Leon Edwards first faced off against Usman, ‘The Nigerian Nightmare‘ won the fight flawlessly via unanimous decision. This was back in 2015 and since then, Edwards has proven himself a force of nature. He has also defeated Usman twice since then. But Cormier still has his doubts as he felt that this fight would likely put the champion to a great test. Surviving against Colby in a fight of resilience won’t be easy.

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“But then my question becomes this guys, it’s one thing to fight a wrestler, it’s another thing to fight a wrestler like Colby Covington.” 

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The main event, as we all know is Covington vs. Edwards. The pay-per-view is set to go down on the 16th of December in Las Vegas. The welterweight title is on the line and both the fighters are coming in hot just like their fellow fighters in the co-main event.

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Alexandre Pantoja will be going up against Brandon Royval. Alexandre is the current flyweight champion who took the belt from Brandon Moreno. The match is going to be a thrill ride since Royval has only lost to Moreno and Pantoja in the past and now he has his shot back. Who will come out on top? And will Covington tire out Edwards with his wrestling? Las Vegas awaits us with answers.

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Prit Chauhan

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Prit is a UFC writer at Essentially Sports. He gained great interest in the sport when he first saw WWE’s Brock Lesnar enter the cage. Having written stories in many formats helps Prit combine his craft of sewing together a narrative and his passion for MMA.
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