In spite of being unnaturally tranquil all through current months, Colby Covington bought some down time to make his final expectation for the impending principal and co-headliner at UFC 278.
‘Turmoil’ is entangled in a respectable case together with particular person UFC welterweight Jorge Masvidal after a squabble exterior a steakhouse in Miami again in March. The American’s nonappearance from the enclosure might need value him a essential competitor matchup, and it stays muddled after we will see him again in the enclosure.
Providing the picks to his supporters on Instagram, Colby Covington anticipated that welterweight lord Kamaru Usman would maintain his lash in opposition to Leon Edwards. He likewise anticipates that Paulo Costa ought to overpower Luke Rockhold to succeed at UFC 278.
“America’s champ is again with America’s decide of the week… UFC 278 is tonight in Salt Lake Metropolis, so the king of Miami is in the lab, cooking up a play for the folks… I do know what you’re considering, ‘Colby, these traces are juiced. What ought to we do?’ Properly my pals, generally the juice is price the squeeze. Parlay the CEO of EPO [Kamaru Usman] and Paul[o] Costa and make your financial institution accounts nice once more.”
Luke Rockhold will get again to the middleweight division after an extended cutback and goes straight for fairly presumably of the most hazardous man in the sport when he clashes with Paulo Costa in the co-main occasion.
‘Mayhem’ has been on a break since his final octagon outing in opposition to Jorge Masvidal. He stays fairly presumably of the biggest identify in the 170lb division nonetheless has battled champion Kamaru Usman for the belt two occasions and misplaced the twice.
Moreover, the weight class may seem like distinctive upon his return. The No.1-positioned competitor could possibly be invited again by a small bunch of hungry welterweights all competing to take his spot and battle for the title. The 2 main names that would appear OK proper now for Covington’s rebound battle are undefeated risk Khamzat Chimaev and the weighty hitting Brazilian Gilbert Burns.
Nonetheless, the two battles are expressive points for Covington. ‘Confusion’ will depend on his wrestling and cardio to deplete rivals and outpoint them. Chimaev is an unimaginable grappler, and Burns is a BJJ wizard who’s solely agreeable on the floor. Moreover, ‘Borz’ and ‘Durinho’ moreover have weighty arms.
Given his set of experiences with the ongoing boss and the doable matchups in the division, it very properly could also be a while earlier than Colby Covington finally ends up battling for gold as soon as extra.