Former interim Welterweight Champion Colby Covington is confident about his chances in an upcoming title match against Leon Edwards later this year. If he secures the victory, Covington envisions a high-stakes showdown with former two-weight champion Conor McGregor before the end of next year.
Covington’s much-anticipated return to the Octagon is set to take place in a welterweight title match against Leon Edwards. It will possibly take place at UFC 295 in November at Madison Square Garden.
The Clovis native has been out of action since March of the previous year. However, he made an impressive comeback by securing a dominant unanimous decision win over Jorge Masvidal, a former title challenger.
Meanwhile, Conor McGregor suffered a setback due to a first-round doctor’s stoppage TKO loss to Dustin Poirier in 2021. He fractured his left tibia and fibula during the match.
Although McGregor is currently sidelined, an eventual MMA return is expected against veteran Michael Chandler next year. Interestingly Covington has offered McGregor a welterweight title shot, describing it as the biggest pairing the UFC could ever put together.
During an appearance at a Turning Points USA Chapter Leadership Summit, Colby Covington expressed his belief in the potential bout with McGregor. He stated: “That’s the big fight, that’s what people want to see. They want to see USA vs. Ireland, they want to see the money fight. That fight sells.”
“I think that’s the biggest fight the UFC could ever do. And I think it lines up perfectly after I beat Leon Edwards ‘Scissorhands’ this fall.”
Covington then went on to say: “I think Conor’s (McGregor) gonna have some things to say when I get that welterweight title in a couple of months. I think before next winter Conor and I square up, and we see who the baddest man on the planet is.”