Colby Covington reveals who he wants to fight after facing Leon Edwards



by ARYAN LAKHANI

Colby Covington reveals who he wants to fight after facing Leon Edwards
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Colby Covington is one step away from becoming the new UFC welterweight champion of the world; all he needs to do is claim a comprehensive win against the current champ, Leon Edwards, who is on a terrific winning streak. After settling business with Leon Edwards, Colby looks forward to fighting some of the big names; he wants a fight with Islam Makhachev, Conor McGregor and Dustin Poirier.

A significant win will increase his chances of securing a fight with one of the individuals on his hit list. It all depends on how he performs on 16th December.

Colby Covington on his potential opponents

In a recent interview with UFC.com, Colby Covington shared his thoughts on fighting Islam Makhachev, Conor McGregor, Dustin Poirier and Leon Edwards.

“No. 1, for sure, is Islam Makhachev”, Covington said, as quoted by mmajunkie.usatoday.com. “That’s the money fight. That needs to be settled: USA vs. Russia. It’s the ‘Rocky IV’ theme line: Rocky vs.

Drago. Everybody is talking like he’s pound-for-pound this, he’s pound-for-pound that. Against me, he’ll see a real fighter. He needs to stop being a weight bully, cutting all that weight to get the size advantage over people, and he needs to come see America’s champ.

He needs to come see Donald Trump’s favorite fighter. I’ll see you soon, Islam.

Colby Covington on fighting Conor McGregor

"You don’t know what you’re going to get when you get Conor in the octagon.

He knocked out Jose Aldo in 13 seconds. No one thought he was going to do that. I’d love to step in there".

Colby Covington on fighting Dustin Poirier

“I would love to square up with Dustin ‘Soreier,’ but he’s afraid of me and he’s afraid of my shadow.

I’ll never get to fight him because he’s just scared”.

Colby Covington on fighting Leon Edwards

“On Dec. 16 at UFC 296, I’ll be facing Leon Edwards ‘Scissorhands.’ That’s the fight I’ve been dreaming of for a long time.

Everybody talks like he’s unbeatable, he’s on this long win streak, he can’t be stopped, this and that. He’s going to find out that I’m going to send him back to Hogwarts empty-handed”.

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