Colby Covington is going to face the welterweight champion, Kamaru Usman, in a title rematch at UFC 268, he claimed after defeating Kamaru Usman he would move up to the middleweight division and challenge Israel Adesanya to become the “champ-champ.”
Covington sure is a great fighter but getting past two of the best fighters on this planet is a mammoth task and it wouldn’t be easy to accomplish. Covington revealed this information to Jack Owoc, he stated, “I’m gonna fight in my weight class against Kamaru Usman. I’m gonna get the world title, 170, welterweight, and then I’m going to be working with you and Bang Energy to put on the muscle mass and we’re going to go up to middleweight, to 185 and we’re going to beat Israel Adesanya.”
Usman also liked the idea of moving up a weight class and challenge for the middleweight throne as well, given Adesanya is not there to defend it. He said he would prefer having two African champs rather than having one guy holding two belts.
“What reality are we living in here, buddy?” Michael Bisping believes Colby Covington is trying to achieve the impossible
Former middleweight champion Michael Bisping thinks Covington is just doing this to sell fights, and he couldn’t actually do it, “Colby Covington, what’s he talking about? What do you think he’s talking about? He’s talking about becoming champ-champ,” Bisping said on his podcast. “He’s talking about beating Kamaru Usman and then he’s talking about going up and fighting Israel Adesanya and becoming a champ-champ.”
“I get it, you’re selling tickets,” Bisping added. “You’re selling wolf tickets as the Diaz brothers would say, but still to beat Kamaru Usman and to go up and fight Adesanya and beat him as well? What reality are we living in here, buddy?”