“This is his last one…” Leon Edwards clowns Colby Covington for not beating anyone ‘under age of 36’ in recent years

UFC champion Leon Edwards talks about rival Colby Covington with UFC Europe ahead of his upcoming fight at UFC 296.


“This is his last one…” Leon Edwards clowns Colby Covington for not beating anyone ‘under age of 36’ in recent years

Leon Edwards talking about fight with Colby Covington ( Image via Imago )

Leon Edwards recently remarked that he felt like Colby Covington knows this is his last shot. Edwards referred to his upcoming fight against Colby Covington at UFC 296.

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Leon Edwards emphasized the significance of the match. He alluded to the stakes involved and the time it took for him to reach this point in his career. Speaking to UFC Europe, he said:

Like I said, this is his fourth title shot. I feel like he knows this is his last one. As far as what’s on the line for me, how long it took me to get it, so I feel like we’ve both got a lot to prove in there. So, I am 100 percent focused for the best Colby.

Leon Edwards asserted that being the younger fighter, he was more hungry and determined than Colby Covington. He expressed his opinion on Covington’s record, stating that he has not secured victories against opponents below the age of 36. This set the stage for an intense showdown. Edwards hinted at aiming for the middleweight belt, suggesting a strategic move in his career, potentially catching Covington off guard. In the interview, Edwards expressed excitement about shutting up Colby Covington at UFC 296. He also emphasized the personal stakes in this matchup.

Edwards’ comments allude to his discontent with Covington’s antics and trash talk. He indicated a desire to settle the score inside the octagon. Leon Edwards will face Colby Covington in a highly anticipated UFC Welterweight Title bout. The duo will headline the main event at UFC 296 this December at the T-Mobile Arena. UFC enthusiasts are eagerly anticipating the clash expecting an exciting and competitive showdown for the Welterweight Championship.

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Fans react to Leon Edwards’ comments on Colby Covington

Leon Edwards’ comment added fuel to their rivalry ahead of their upcoming fight at the closing pay-per-view event. Fans on social media have echoed similar sentiments, emphasizing Covington’s lack of wins against younger opponents. However, some clapped back at Leon, questioning him about defeating thirty-five and thirty-six-year-olds.

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Fans react to Leon Edwards’ comments on Colby Covington( Image source: X )

Some also called out him wanting to move up to middleweight when he has not even properly established himself in welterweight. Here are some of the reactions from X (previously known as Twitter) :

Leon Edwards has had a successful UFC career as an MMA fighter. He holds a record of 21 wins, 3 losses, and 1 no-contest in his MMA career. He has achieved 7 wins by (T)KO and 3 wins by submission. Meanwhile, Colby Covington holds a UFC record of 17 wins and 3 losses. It will be interesting to see who comes out on top after the long array of trash-talking online.

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