Colby Covington’s upcoming fight against Leon Edwards in December is seen by UFC veteran Matt Brown as a potentially pivotal moment in Covington’s career. Brown believes that if Covington were to lose this fight, he might consider retirement, especially given his inactivity and selective opposition in recent years. Brown acknowledges that Covington is not the type of fighter who loves the sport for the sake of fighting but instead sees it as a means to get paid and generate controversy. If Covington loses, Brown believes it would be challenging for him to work his way back to title contention given the competitive landscape in the welterweight division.
However, Brown also recognizes that Covington presents unique challenges to Edwards. While Edwards is known for his striking, particularly as a knockout striker, Covington’s aggressive, in-your-face style could disrupt Edwards’ long-range striking game. Brown believes that if Covington employs this style effectively and brings the fight to Edwards, it could create problems for the champion. Ultimately, Brown expects the fight to be an intriguing clash of styles and believes it’s a winnable fight for Covington. The outcome of this fight will likely have significant implications for Covington’s future in the sport.