Will the real UFC welterweight champion please stand up?
Colby Covington has been adamant over recent months that the only reason UFC welterweight champion Kamaru Usman is able to call himself the division’s best fighter is because Covington, the former interim titleholder, was unable to secure a match against previous champ Tyron Woodley before Usman did.Usman defeated Woodley in March at UFC 235 to become the UFC welterweight champion, and things have never really been the same since.
Heck, Covington and Usman got into a scuffle while standing in a hotel buffet line the very first day of Usman’s title reign. That fight was broken up, but since the altercation, both have seemed adamant about getting their hands on each other next.
Volkanovski (20-1 MMA, 7-0 UFC) challenges for Holloway’s (21-4 MMA, 17-4 UFC) belt at UFC 245 on Dec. 14 in Las Vegas. He brings a 17-fight winning streak into the matchup, and he intends to extend that run as he takes the Hawaiian’s strap.
No one in the UFC has yet been able to solve what Volkanovski brings to the table. His combination of power and pace has caused fits for everyone, and “The Great” said nothing will be different against Holloway.