McGregor's trainer warns Edwards: Covington is not like Usman, he is more dangerous

We are just over two weeks away from the spectacular UFC 296 event

by Sededin Dedovic
McGregor's trainer warns Edwards: Covington is not like Usman, he is more dangerous
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We are just over two weeks away from the spectacular UFC 296 event. Colby Covington and Leon Edwards are in the spotlight at the last UFC PPV event of the year, and it is a match in which it is very difficult to predict the winner.

Leon Edwards is the champion, he has been undefeated for almost eight years, and he impressed with his victories over Kamaru Usman. Despite this, no one can be completely convinced of his victory over Colby Covington. "Chaos" is a fighter who will really bring chaos to the cage.

His pace is truly impeccable and there are many fighters that Colby has broken with his pace as well as elite wrestling skills. Colby has improved in stand-up in recent years, and with all that, this is likely his last chance to become the UFC light heavyweight champion.

Colby comes to Las Vegas fully motivated and a great game awaits us.

A tough match to predict

Unlike Edwards who defeated Usman twice (losing once), Colby lost both of his matches against Usman. The Nigerian proved to be an insurmountable obstacle for Covington, but even so, Irish coach Owen Roddy who is known as Conor McGregor's trainer believes that Colby could be a tougher challenge than Usman.

"This is a tricky match, you know. We're facing a showdown between two very intelligent fighters. I've always said that Leon and his brother Fabian go into matches with very good and intelligent tactics. As for Colby, I believe he's a tougher opponent than Usman.

His 'chain wrestling' could cause problems for Leon. But like I said, if Leon can neutralize his wrestling and keep the fight on his feet, he definitely has the power to finish Colby. Of course, if Colby mixes well, a win could come.

. But I predict that Leon will win,'' said Roddy, a trainer known to many as Conor McGregor's long-time trainer.

NUCA MMA: New organization for young MMA fighters

In an interview with "The Mac Life," Rowdy revealed another interesting tidbit.

Namely, this weekend will be the second event of the so-called NUCA MMA organization (National University and College Mixed Martial Arts Association). It is a kind of program for students. Wrestling in American colleges has a very long tradition and arouses great interest, like many other sports.

Owen Rowdy through the NUCA MMA organization wants to create something like that for young MMA fighters. Fighters from different universities in the USA will fight each other at the events of this organization, and the first event was held in the second month of 2020.

Unfortunately, the coronavirus pandemic followed, and NUCA MMA returns this weekend. This is a project that Rowdy is starting in the USA and we hope it will be successful.