Henry Cejudo would ‘lean towards’ Colby Covington against Khamzat Chimaev in a five-round fight
Henry Cejudo chooses Colby Covington over Khamzat Chimaev in a five-spherical combat.
For the second one time this year, UFC president Dana White has hinted at a capacity combat among Covington and Chimaev. Though `Borz` had a few latest struggles at the scales — he overlooked weight with the aid of using almost 8 kilos for Nate Diaz at UFC 279 this beyond September — White changed into inclined to present him `one extra opportunity` at welterweight. As for an opponent, the UFC president tapped `Chaos,` who has but to go back to the Octagon after his unanimous selection over Jorge Masvidal.
Should the UFC time table Covington vs. Chimaev, Cejudo could want the previous intervening time UFC welterweight champion. In a latest episode of his Fight Feedback collection on YouTube, `Triple C` defined why Covington has the threshold over Chimaev.
“I`ve been searching ahead to this combat with him and Khamzat Chimaev,” stated Cejudo. “I suppose he`s the extra skilled fighter. I suppose he`s wrestled lots longer than Khamzat Chimaev. I suppose that is going to be an awesome combat.
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I suppose it`s going to return back right all the way down to who`s recovered quicker and quicker. And if that is a five-spherical combat, man, I nearly need to lean in the direction of Colby Covington, due to the fact as we noticed in that Gilbert Burns combat with Khamzat Chimaev, I`m now no longer certain if Chimaev should ever make one hundred seventy kilos.
“When you`re 8 kilos over in opposition to a movie star like Nate Diaz and also you don`t make the weight, there`s options,” persisted Cejudo. “One, you`re too big, or , you`re scared. I don`t understand which one it changed into, however if he should make the weight, my query is will Khamzat really get better with the fueloline tank of this guy [Covington] that`s familiar with making one hundred seventy kilos periodically.”
One of the finest blessings Covington has is his cardio.
The No. 2 welterweight has fought in five-spherical fights for the beyond 3 years. Cejudo stated his `fueloline tank` and `tenacity` are the important gear to dance Chimaev from the ranks of the unbeaten.
“What makes Colby Covington suitable is the reality that he has a fueloline tank,” stated Cejudo. “That`s what it is. His spirit of American-fashion wrestling with the fueloline tank that he has, and I suppose that`s what honestly makes Colby Covington dangerous.”