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Colby Covington Takes Aim at Sean Strickland for a Potential Fight

UFC welterweight contender Colby Covington has set his sights on UFC middleweight champion Sean Strickland, hinting at the possibility of a future clash between the two fighters.

Sean Strickland, known for his controversial persona, recently secured the middleweight championship by defeating Israel Adesanya earlier this year. Colby Covington, who is no stranger to divisiveness, is gearing up for a return to the cage as he prepares to challenge Leon Edwards for the UFC welterweight championship this weekend.

While Covington's immediate focus is on the welterweight division, speculation is growing about a potential move up to middleweight in the future. In a recent interview with Code Sports, Covington didn't hold back in expressing his thoughts on Strickland, stating,

"Absolutely, he’s pretending to be everything he wishes I was. So, I’d love to slap Sean Strickland around. I think he’s just a pathetic excuse of a human being. The guy literally has no fricking IQ, that guy is so f***ing stupid. The things he says, like, he needs to get his mouth wired shut, and I’m the guy to do it. So, the UFC knows I’m the one that can end these guys that hate the company and hate the world. I would love to fight Sean Strickland."

Covington's remarks suggest a potential grudge match fueled by personal animosity. However, for this exciting contest to materialize, several factors must align, starting with both fighters securing victories in their upcoming title fights over the next few months. The prospect of Covington and Strickland facing off adds an extra layer of anticipation to the unfolding narratives within the UFC's welterweight and middleweight divisions.


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