May 25, 2024

‘I don’t know what the hesitance is’… Daniel Cormier offers Colby Covington key advice regarding his next move

UFC commentator Daniel Cormier has questioned Colby Covington’s decision to turn down a fight against Ian Machado Garry and has warned him that it could put him in a worse position.

Ian Machado Garry has been campaigning for a fight against Colby Covington since ‘Chaos’ lost his most recent welterweight title shot at UFC 296 this past December.

Although at times it seemed as though the fight would be put together, the Irishman revealed recently that Covington has turned down the opportunity, which was further backed up by the American calling for a fight against Charles Oliveira.

(R-L) Colby Covington of the United States grapples with Leon Edwards of Great Britain in a welterweight fight during the UFC Fight Night event at ...
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Daniel Cormier questions Colby Covington’s decisions and offers advice

Former two-weight UFC world champion, Daniel Cormier, can’t understand why the 36-year-old has walked away from the possibility of fighting Garry on the co-main event of UFC 303 – headlined by Conor McGregor and Michael Chandler.

“You guys, I love Colby I think he’s cool, I think he’s a good dude, I think he’s fine but come on Colby.” Cormier pleaded in his recent YouTube video.

“Colby can’t say or try to determine who gets a title fight right now, because of the way he fought against Leon Edwards.” Cormier added.

‘DC’s’ comments come after Covington claimed that welterweight number one contender, Belal Muhammad, is sitting on his ranking and hasn’t done anything to warrant being the next in line.

Muhammad is currently on a 10-fight unbeaten streak and will seemingly challenge Leon Edwards at UFC 304, in Manchester.

“It seems like (Covington) is unwilling to fight Ian Garry, so I think he should maybe take a step back and not really say much at all until another fight comes his way.

“I don’t know what the hesitance is to fight Ian Garry for Colby, I don’t know if he just doesn’t want to fight back in the rankings but he needs to recognise that in this situation that’s what he’s going to get.” Cormier stated.

Cormier claims that his hesitance could lead him to a worse position

After coming up way short in his third attempt to win an undisputed UFC title, Covington is undoubtedly going to have to fight back in the rankings, as only Shavkat Rakhmonov, Belal Muhammad and Kamaru Usman are above him.

Cormier warned Covington that his hesitance in fighting Ian Machado Garry could lead him to a worse position and possibly having to fight Shavkat Rakhmonov.

“I will tell you this much if you keep saying no to Ian Garry you might end up with Shavkat Rakhmonov, which one do you choose? Because right now it’s going to be one of those guys. He needs to make a decision about what he wants to do as a fighter.” Cormier finished.

However, Cormier stated that he believes because of the magnitude of Covington’s name, he is always only one big win away from claiming another title shot.

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