Colby Covington sees a scenario where he fights Conor McGregor for the welterweight title.
Colby Covington seems to be the next man in line for the welterweight title shot. Following UFC 286 where Leon Edwards defeated Kamaru Usman, UFC president Dana White stated that Covington would be next to challenge Edwards. Covington is a multi-time title contender but feels that a win over Edwards could be leading him to bigger and better things.
Colby Covington believes a fight with Conor McGregor could do 2 million pay-per-view buys.
McGregor has been out of the UFC for almost 2 years. During that time he was healing up from an injury, working on other businesses, and filming a Hollywood movie. Now he is returning to a fight against Michael Chandler at 170 pounds. McGregor has mentioned before that he believes a win over Chandler will put him right in the title picture at welterweight. With Covington on the cusp of winning the belt, he would welcome this challenge. He spoke to Submission Radio about this.
“I think it’s definitely a possibility,” he said. “It’s a potential fight that could potentially happen down the road. Everybody knows I’m the biggest star right behind him in the company right now. So if we did want to do a pay-per-view, I mean, it would be such a blockbuster fight. I think it would be honestly the biggest pay-per-view seller in UFC history, probably around 2 million buys to be honest. So if it happens, you know, beautiful. If it doesn’t, you know, I’m not worried about that. I don’t need to fight him for my legacy. I’m gonna keep racking up wins. I’m going to keep winning world titles.”
First things first, Covington would have to defeat Leon Edwards who is undefeated in his last 12 fights. On the flip side, McGregor would have to defeat Chandler and do enough to warrant a title shot in the division. However, the possibility of these two mega-stars fighting each other would be something that UFC would be interested in, and these sorts of fights seem to find a way of working out.