UFC light-weight contender Michael Chandler is the most recent to mock Colby Covington.
‘Chaos’ returned to the cage in the primary occasion of UFC 296 over the weekend. For Colby Covington, the bout was his first since a unanimous determination win over Jorge Masvidal final March. Within the pay-per-view headliner, he met Leon Edwards. Within the construct to the bout, Covington was unsurprisingly antagonistic, even invoking the champion’s murdered father.
Nonetheless, all of the trash speak proved to be for naught on Saturday. In the primary occasion of UFC 296, Colby Covington was dominated, dropping by unanimous determination. Submit-fight, he blamed the defeat on three supposedly Donald Trump-hating judges, and that he was robbed. It’s protected to say that Michael Chandler doesn’t agree with that evaluation.
The UFC light-weight contender reacted to Colby Covington’s loss in a latest interview with InsideFighting. There, Michael Chandler made enjoyable of the previous interim welterweight champion, additionally drawing reference to his pre-fight speak. Not solely did ‘Chaos’ mock Edwards and his household, however he additionally said that the bout can be like 1776.
Clearly, Covington was referencing the Declaration of Independence and the USA’ separation from Nice Britain. In keeping with Michael Chandler, if ‘Chaos’ had been the one combating in 1776, we nonetheless may be underneath a monarchy.
Michael Chandler reacts to Colby Covington’s loss to Leon Edwards
“I mentioned after three rounds, Colby has taken 1776 photographs to the face and had zero offense.” Michael Chandler said in a latest interview with InsideFighting, reacting to Colby Covington’s UFC 296 loss to Leon Edwards. “If Colby’s offense was an correct depiction of the U.S. army, we’d have by no means gotten our independence. Misplaced World Struggle 1, and misplaced World Struggle 2. 100% [he let down Trump], it was worse than weak. It’s really solely as a result of Colby made such an enormous deal about it.”
He responded to a query about probably combating Covington sooner or later, “Not now! Not after that efficiency. Colby must be combating on the prelims. That’s my [opinion]. Tremendous disenchanted.”
Michael Chandler’s feedback about Colby Covington are removed from authentic. Within the aftermath of UFC 296, many, many names have taken turns blasting ‘Chaos’. From former teammate turned foe Jorge Masvidal, to now ‘Iron’, it’s clear that the previous interim champion isn’t beloved proper now.
Regardless, one should see how he responds to the criticism. As of now, Colby Covington is but to schedule his return to the cage. Nevertheless, he did present curiosity in going through Stephen Thompson following his UFC 296 loss. Very similar to the previous interim champion, ‘Wonderboy’ fought on the cardboard, struggling a lopsided loss to Shavkat Rakhmonov.
In the meantime, Michael Chandler’s return to the cage is but to be finalized. Nevertheless, he has been linked to a possible return in opposition to Conor McGregor at UFC 300 in April. The 2 lightweights famously coached the most recent season of The Final Fighter in opposition to each other, however have did not nail down a combat date.
What do you make of those feedback from Michael Chandler? Do you agree along with his ideas on Colby Covington’s efficiency?