Colby Covington is not a fan of Sean Strickland.
Covington is set to headline UFC 296 on Dec. 16 against Leon Edwards for the welterweight title. It’s a big fight, that Covington is extremely confident will go his way.
If Covington does get the win and become the welterweight champion, it’s uncertain what he would do. He has talked about wanting to fight Islam Makhachev, however, Colby Covington also wants to beat up Sean Strickland as he isn’t a fan of the UFC’s middleweight champion.
Covington calls out Strickland
“That’s the beauty of the UFC, it’s such a pure sport. Anybody can win on any given night and if you don’t come ready to fight that night and you have an off night, that’s what can happen. Obviously, Adesanya overlooked him,” Colby Covington said to James Lynch. “He thought that he was just gonna be able to breeze through this guy and he probably didn’t train very hard and I think he’s getting a little comfortable up there. He’s made some big paychecks and he’s just not hungry like he used to be. It just opens up the door for all the middleweights because that’s the easiest guy in the division to beat.
“Honestly, it opens up the door for me. I might go up and beat his ass. That guy’s a f*****g punk. He got his ass knocked out by Usman like a little scrub. F*****g out, unconscious. So imagine what I would do to him as America’s champ. That could be the next fight as well. I might go up to middleweight, steal that middleweight strap. Champ-champ,” Covington concluded.
On paper, if Colby Covington does beat Leon Edwards and becomes the welterweight champ, a fight against Sean Strickland would be a massive scrap. It would be an opportunity for Covington to be a champ-champ, and the lead of the scrap would be full of trash-talk.
But, in order for Covington to get the fight against Strickland, he will need to beat Edwards at UFC 296.