Colby Covington says he’s “the best welterweight on Earth” despite UFC 296 loss to Leon Edwards

By Cole Shelton - February 5, 2024

Colby Covington says he remains the best welterweight in the world, despite losing to Leon Edwards for the UFC’s welterweight title back at UFC 296.

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Covington suffered a lackluster decision loss to Edwards in a fight he broke his foot in the first round. Although ‘Chaos’ lost the fight, he remains confident he will work his way back to an undisputed title shot as Covington still considers himself the best welterweight on the planet.

“I am the title of this division, I’m the welterweight savior. I’m the biggest draw in this division, there is a reason everyone calls my name. Fights are easy to get and dunk on these nerds. I’m King of Miami, I’m America’s champ, the people’s champ, Donald Trump’s favorite fighter,” Colby Covington said to Submission Radio. “I’m in a title fight every time I fight, everybody knows that. To get back to that undisputed title, whoever is the biggest and best name that the UFC tells me I have to go through to get there, that is what I’m willing to do. I want that title more than I want to breathe, more than I want to live. I’m in my prime, I’m 35 years young, I haven’t taken any damage in my career, especially in that last fight, Leon didn’t leave a scratch on my face.

“There were a couple of tiny little bruises on my leg, big f*****g deal, I landed double strikes as him. I know I’m the welterweight champion, I know I’m the best welterweight on Earth, just because three judges didn’t decide it for me that night, that is not going to affect my future and how I train and my preparation every day. I work hard, blue-collar American, I’m a 24/7, 365 fighter, I’m not a part-time fighter,” Covington added.

“As long as I’m in this thing, and I’m fully invested in my career, I’m going to keep getting better, I’m gonna keep working hard. I’m not halfway in, halfway out, I’m fully in on this, and I want that welterweight title more than I want to live. Whatever it takes to get back there, I’m willing to do. The UFC knows that, so whoever they put in front of me, I promise you the chip on the shoulder of Colby is coming back and he’s going to finish this and re-write all the wrongs of the past,” Colby Covington concluded.

Colby Covington seems adamant he will fight for the undisputed title again, and this time is confident he will win it. But, after his lackluster fight against Edwards, he likely will need to string together a couple of wins in a row to get another crack at the belt.

Covington is currently 17-4 as a pro and coming off a decision loss to Leon Edwards. Before that, he beat Jorge Masvidal by decision after losing to Kamaru Usman in his second shot at UFC gold.

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