MMA fighter Belal Muhammad shares his observation that Colby Covington is not a pay-per-view sensation, suggesting that perhaps Dana White has a soft spot for him

Belal Muhammad is struggling to come to terms with Colby Covington potentially facing Leon Edwards for the welterweight title, despite Covington only having one win since September 2020. The UFC has been vocal about Covington receiving the next title shot, despite other contenders, including Muhammad, making their case for a title shot after gaining momentum in recent weeks.

If Covington doesn’t receive a title shot, Muhammad is eyeing a fight with former champion Kamaru Usman, but the UFC has different plans, hoping for him to fight rising contender Shavkat Rakhmonov. Muhammad has fought Edwards before, with their bout resulting in a no-contest due to an eye poke.

Edwards’ rise to the top of the division has been gradual, with his comeback head kick knockout over Usman in the rematch serving as a significant booster to his campaign. Muhammad believes that the Edwards versus Usman trilogy fight should have been delayed, as he thinks the former champion didn’t look as polished or as confident as usual in their recent showdown.

In other news, Jose Aldo apologized to Conor McGregor for his post-fight outburst and Bobby Green plans to legally change his name to King after UFC Vegas 71. Curtis Blaydes is considering himself the toughest matchup for Jon Jones but has no guarantees he’ll get through Stipe Miocic, while Invicta FC 53 will feature the first all-women commentary team.

Lastly, Israel Adesanya’s feature film documentary is set to premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival on June 11, marking a project that has been in the works since 2018.


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