Colby Covington believes he worked harder than Leon Edwards to earn the title shot

Colby Covington ready to beat Leon Edwards on 16th December.

by Aryan Lakhani
Colby Covington believes he worked harder than Leon Edwards to earn the title shot
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The welterweight title fight between Colby Covington and Leon Edwards is less than a few weeks away. This will be Leon Edward’s second title defense; the first one was against Kamaru Usman, who failed to reclaim his lost belt.

Leon Edwards has fought many different opponents in the UFC, yet Convington believes his journey to getting a title shot was far easier when compared to his own. Covington firmly believes that he will secure a comprehensive victory and become the new UFC welterweight champion of the world on 16th December.

Colby Covington on Leon Edwards

In a recent interview, Colby Covington said the following to and explained why he thinks Leon Edward's journey to the top was easier when compared to his own journey. “He had the right matchups at the right time to get to that point in his career,” Covington said, as quoted by

“He fought a lightweight washout in Nate Diaz and sat out almost two years to get his title shot. I don’t think he warranted getting a title shot after beating that guy. He just cried ‘I deserve this, I deserve that’ instead of just going out there and working for it or earning it like I did.

I had to earn it the hard way. No one gave me this spot to fight for the undisputed title. I had to earn it. I had to go the unconventional way because the straight-ahead way wasn’t available. He didn’t earn it the hard way like I did, and Dec.

16 he’s going to find out that he’s going to get broken by the American dream. Covington further said: “This sitting out has been tough because I’ve wanted to fight, every fight I’ve accepted.

Against Khamzat Chimaev, Dustin Poirier, and some other guys in the division that the UFC were trying to match up, but they didn’t want to fight.

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