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Colby Covington says he can beat Adesanya by landing 5000 Takedowns

LockerRoom Team
12 May 2023

Colby Covington is confident that he can take out UFC Middleweight champion Israel Adesanya. Speaking to MMA Fighting, Colby noted that he can dominate Adesanya if they were to fight.

The American noted that he will be making use of his wrestling skills to outclass Adesanya and get a dominant win.

“I think that’s a huge fight and it’s a fight of high magnitude. I like the matchup, to be honest. I don’t think he can hang with me. I think I take him down, I beat him from pillar to post and I just break him inside that Octagon. He can’t hang with the cardio king. He’s not ready for all-American steel and twisted sex appeal. I would love that fight, champion vs. champion, USA vs. wherever he’s from New Zealand or whatever, let’s get this going. I don’t think he wants to fight a high-level wrestler like me, someone that can just keep up and be in his face the whole entire time, pressuring him. I’m not just going to shoot one takedown, I’m going to shoot 5,000 takedowns and be in your face and break you,” Covington noted in the interview.

"Chaos," who will likely face off against current welterweight champion Leon Edwards for the 170-pound title at some point later this year, has his sights set on the middleweight title and doesn't seem in the least bit afraid by Israel Adesanya.

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The fact that "The Last Stylebender" has essentially wiped out the middleweight division and will begin recycling competitors when he returns to the Octagon at the end of the year works in Covington's favour. To win the 170-pound title, "Chaos" must first uphold his end of the bargain and defeat Edwards.

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