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UFC double champ on Khamzat vs. Colby: ”What Colby can’t match is …”



Colby Covington Khamzat Chimaev

In a recent YouTube video, former UFC double champion Daniel Cormier talked about a potential welterweight clash between top ranked Khamzat Chimaev and Colby Covington. A fight that Chimaev seemingly wants next.

“Colby Covington can match Khamzat in most of those areas where we will generally say Khamzat has the advantages,” Cormier said. “Wrestling, cardio, Colby can match those. What Colby can’t match is the power of Khamzat Chimaev. That’s where he might have a little bit of issue. But as he has shown on a number of occasions, even if he may not be the most powerful guy in terms of singular strikes, Colby Covington’s pace, his pressure, and his real spirit and desire to win fights, is what allows him to compete at the highest level.”

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“Potentially the most difficult match up for Khamzat”

In the video, “DC” argued that the American, who’s known for his fantastic cardio, would be the toughest opponent for the No. 3 ranked welterweight Chimaev.

“If you recall, in the Gilbert Burns fight, Chimaev was starting to fatigue as the fight went longer. So it’s a very interesting match up in what could potentially be the most difficult match up for Khamzat Chimaev. I’m all in if he can make the weight,” Cormier said.

Colby Covington last defeated rival Jorge Masvidal in March, but has since then been uncharacteristically quiet. He is 3-2 in his last fights, with wins over Jorge Masvidal, Tyron Woodley and Robbie Lawler, and two losses against Kamaru Usman.

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