Regardless of being unnaturally quiet for the previous a number of months, Colby Covington took some downtime to make his final search for the upcoming director and co-headliner at UFC 278.
‘Turmoil’ is embroiled in a respectable case involving UFC singles welterweight Jorge Masvidal after a combat in entrance of a steakhouse in Miami in March. The American’s absence from the venue may have value him a showdown with a significant competitor, and he stays confused after we’ll see him again on the venue.
Providing the picks to his followers on Instagram, Colby Covington anticipated that welterweight lord Kamaru Usman would maintain his whip in opposition to Leon Edwards. He additionally anticipates that Paulo Costa would want to dominate Luke Rockhold to succeed at UFC 278.
“The US Champion is again with America’s Decide of the Week… UFC 278 is tonight in Salt Lake Metropolis, so the King of Miami is within the lab, placing collectively a play for the folks. I do know what you are pondering, ‘Colby, these strains are juicy. What ought to we do?’ Effectively, my mates, typically it pays to squeeze the juice. Parlay the CEO of EPO [Kamaru Usman] and paul[o] Coast and make your financial institution accounts nice once more.”
Luke Rockhold returns to the middleweight division after a protracted lower and heads straight for arguably probably the most harmful man within the sport when he collides with Paulo Costa within the co-main occasion.
‘Mayhem’ has been on a break since his final outing within the Octagon in opposition to Jorge Masvidal. He’s arguably the most important title within the 170-pound division, however he has fought champion Kamaru Usman for the belt twice and misplaced each occasions.
Additionally, the load class may appear distinctive upon his return. The No. 1 ranked contender might be invited again by a small group of hungry welterweights vying to take his place and combat for the title. The 2 foremost names that may appear to be proper in the intervening time for Covington’s rebounding battle are unbeaten prospect Khamzat Chimaev and Brazilian heavy hitter Gilbert Burns.
Nonetheless, the 2 battles are expressive points for Covington. ‘Confusion’ depends on wrestling and cardio from him to put on down opponents and outmatch them. Chimaev is an incredible fighter, and Burns is a BJJ wizard who is completely likable on the bottom. As well as, ‘Borz’ and ‘Durinho’ even have heavy fingers.
Given his set of ongoing boss experiences and potential matchups within the division, it might be a while earlier than Colby Covington finally ends up preventing for gold as soon as once more.