The upcoming welterweight title fight between Colby Covington and Leon Edwards promises to be one of the best matches of the year. This could be Colby Covington’s last shot at the title; he tried twice against Kamaru Usman, and on both of those occasions, he faced the same result: a tough defeat.
Michael Bisping believes the previous setbacks will make Colby Covington far more hungrier and dangerous against Edwards on 16th December. In less than a few weeks, we will find out if Colby Covington dethrones Leon Edwards and becomes the new UFC welterweight champion of the world.
Michael Bisping on Colby Covington
In a recent YouTube video, Michael Bisping explained why he thinks Colby Covington will perform at his peak on 16th December. “Here’s what is going to make Colby very, very dangerous come fight night,” Bisping said, as quoted by mmajunkie.usatoday.com. “He’s (35) years old; this is his last title fight.
It’s as simple as that. This will be his third time fighting for the belt, twice against Kamaru Usman, didn’t get the job done. Got stopped once, went to a decision the next time. Very competitive fights, though, but it doesn’t matter.
He didn’t win. He didn’t become the champion. … This is going to be the last chance for Colby Covington, OK? This really is. If he can maintain range, if he can keep at a distance, he can use the jabs, the straight shots, punish Colby with knees and elbows on the inside and use those head kicks in stunning fashion and basically just keep the fight off the ground.
That’s it in a nutshell. If he can keep the fight off the ground, he’s probably going to retain the belt, but it ain’t going to be easy because Colby is like an Energizer Bunny. He just never stops. He keeps coming and coming and coming. He’s got cardio for days”.