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Colby Covington eyeing Israel Adesanya



Former interim welterweight champion Colby Covington recently discussed a possible matchup with Israel Adesanya.


After defeating his longtime rival Alex Pereira at UFC 287, "The Last Stylebender" is once again in charge of the middleweight division.


Pereira, Robert Whittaker, and Dricus du Plessis are supposedly the prospective next opponents for the now two-time UFC Middleweight Champion as he prepares to return to the Octagon.


Later this year, Colby Covington is anticipated to face off against UFC Welterweight Champion Leon Edwards. 'Chaos' hinted that he would up his weight to 185 pounds to take on Adesanya before his UFC 268 170-pound title fight with Kamaru Usman.

However, Covington was ultimately defeated by Kamaru Usman, the then-welterweight champion, during the event by unanimous decision.


Nearly two years later, it seems Covington is still committed to winning the welterweight and middleweight titles.


'Chaos' was recently questioned about his interest in maybe taking on 'The Last Stylebender' in an interview.


“Absolutely [I’d still love that matchup], I think that’s a huge fight and it’s a fight of high magnitude,” Covington said. “I like the matchup, to be honest. I don’t think he can hang with me.
I think I take him down, I beat him from pillar to post and I just break him inside that octagon. He can’t hang with the cardio king. He’s not ready for raw American steel and twisted sex appeal.”

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