Colby Covington labels Leon Edwards as ‘biggest cheater sport’s ever seen’ ahead of UFC 296 title fight

UFC star Colby Covington slams champion Leon Edwards and callls him a cheater ahead of upcoming title fight


Colby Covington labels Leon Edwards as ‘biggest cheater sport’s ever seen’ ahead of UFC 296 title fight

Colby Covington reveals preparation for UFC 296 (image via Imago)

Colby Covington recently criticized Leon Edwards, stating that he anticipated cheating in their upcoming fight at UFC 296. Edwards was termed ‘the biggest cheater the sport’s ever known’ ahead of their oncoming title clash.

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Colby Covington slammed Leon Edwards, calling him a ‘waste of f****** chromosomes’ and accused him of potential cheating at UFC 296. This is what Covington said:

As a fighter, Leon Scott is the biggest cheater the sport’s ever known. I thought ‘Marty’ Usman was a cheater. Man, this guy makes ‘Marty’ look like a fricken saint.
Colby Covington via All Out Fighting

Leon Edwards responded, dismissing Covington as a ‘clown’. He expressed confidence in shocking him at UFC 296. The upcoming UFC 296 event is gaining attention for the anticipated fight and the heated exchange between Covington and Edwards. This December, Edwards vs. Covington will commence at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Edwards is a prominent MMA fighter from England. He holds the UFC welterweight championship and faced accusations of cheating after his UFC 278 victory against Kamaru Usman. The controversy centered around claims that Edwards intentionally cheated by grabbing the fence during the fight, sparking social media debates and comments from fellow fighters like Colby Covington.

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However, UFC CEO Dana White dismissed the accusations as “silly” and cleared Edwards of cheating, emphasizing that there was no intentional foul play. Despite the controversy, Edwards’ victory remained valid, and official statements and responses from the UFC refuted the allegations.

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Daniel Cormier praises Colby Covington for his achievements in MMA

Daniel Cormier has praised Colby Covington throughout his MMA career. His career started after a stint as a college wrestler. The UFC veteran lauded Covington’s achievements despite perceived limitations.

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Daniel Cormier talks about Colby Covington ( Image via Imago )

Colby Covington boasts a professional record of 17 wins and three losses. As of now, he is gearing up for his third welterweight title shot at UFC 296. Despite previous title fight setbacks against Kamaru Usman, Cormier acknowledged Covington’s overachievement in a sport where skills are crucial. On a recent episode of The Joe Rogan Experience, Daniel Cormier said:

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I believe for everyone we watch in this beautiful sport that we have the honor of calling, no one has done more with less than Colby Covington. He’s not the biggest, he’s not the fastest, he’s not the strongest. But, he wins.
Daniel Cormier on Colby Covington

Covington’s success with a limited skill set, as Cormier commended, adds anticipation to the upcoming title showdown. Covington is an accomplished American mixed martial artist in the UFC welterweight division. He is a former Interim UFC Welterweight Champion.

As of October, he ranks #3 in the UFC welterweight rankings. Covington was a standout wrestler at Oregon State University. Colby excelled in collegiate wrestling, being an NCAA Division I All-American and two-time Pac-10 champion. His wrestling and grappling skills are integral to his success in MMA.

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