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“I Feel Bad for His People”: After Vowing To Break Leon Edwards’ 8 Year Long Win Streak, Colby Covington Makes a Bold “Promise” to the UK MMA Fans

Published 09/21/2023, 10:50 PM EDT

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Colby Covington is as ready as an arrow launched from a bow. The fighter is all set to face off against the current welterweight champion Leon Edwards. The champ has been considered a giant for many reasons but that had nothing to do with Covington’s radiant confidence. Recently, the fighter during an appearance in an interview, opened up about his title defense plans once he’s won. And we are here for it.

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The match is set to go down as the last pay-per-view of the year and the fights can only get more exciting! Fans are asking if Covington has what it takes to put down Edwards for good and end his reign. Once he comes out on top, ‘Chaos’ has solid plans and knows exactly where to defend his title.

Colby Covington wants to defend his title in the UK


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Colby Covington, while in conversation with James Lynch finally reveals how the fight has been official for a while. He’s been punching for that top spot and top dollar for ages. The fighter told Lynch how he was ready to fight “anytime, anywhere, any place,” and maybe, his willingness to just pounce at Edwards is what got him the opportunity in the first place.

Now, the Californian has set his eyes on snatching the title and then defending it in Edwards’ home country- “You know I wanted to go to his home country and give the UK fans a spectacle,” Covington starts, “but he thought that the UK fans didn’t deserve it. So I feel bad for his people but it’s okay.”


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Unfortunately for Covington, the fight will go down as much closer to his hometown than Edwards’. With the UFC 296 set to end the year in Las Vegas with a bang, Covington vs. Edwards is for sure going to be that star-studded main event. ‘Chaos’ is all but certain that he will clinch the belt, and once he does, he’s made a promise he’d see through with.

“I’ve already made the promise James,” the contender continued, “that I’m gonna win that undisputed title on December 16th and I’m gonna bring that title back to UK and I’m gonna defend it there for those people cause they deserve a show. Cause they’re electric and those are some of the most, just thoughtful and just you know, just genuine fans that I’ve ever met in my life.”

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With a record of 17-3, Covington’s confidence might be well-placed. The 35-year-old last fought Jorge Masvidal back in March 2022 and won the fight via unanimous decision. So the pressure fighter might prove one of Edwards’ greatest challenges.

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Colby Covington will need all of his strength and cheering to go through with this fight. ‘Rocky’ Edwards has not lost a single fight in an impressive run of eight years. This includes him defeating some of the best fighters like Kamaru Usman and Nate Diaz. The last time the current champ lost was back in 2015 to Usman via decision. Covington on the other hand is known for his cardio abilities and pressurizing his opponents with relentless speed. He’s the one who may try and set the pace for the fight.


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‘Chaos’ has previously lost against Usman but will he lose against Edwards? The fighter wants to give UK fans a chance to witness him defend the title so he better fight fire with fire until he gets the belt.

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Written by:

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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Joyita Das