Matt Brown: Colby Covington Might Retire If He Loses To Leon Edwards

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UFC veteran Matt Brown thinks Colby Covington may ride into the sunset if he loses to Leon Edwards in their welterweight title fight at UFC 296.

Covington’s last fight was against Jorge Masvidal at UFC 272, where he emerged victorious by a decision. He is now scheduled to face Leon Edwards at UFC 296, where he will give his all to become the UFC champion, especially following two failed attempts against former champion, Kamaru Usman.

If Covington fails a third time, he might retire, according to Brown.

“I have a hard time believing he’s going to continue fighting if he loses this fight, to be honest,” Brown said on The Fighter vs The Writer on MMA Fighting. “He just doesn’t come across as that kind of guy to me. He hasn’t fought for two years. He’s not built like me, where I love fighting, and if I lost 10 in a row, I’d still want to fight. He’s the kind of guy where I think he’s in there to get paid, get his money, stir up as much s*** as he can and get out. Nothing against that. I’m not saying that’s a wrong way to do it. Had I operated in that fashion, maybe I’d be living in a bigger home right now. It is what it is, but [this is his third title shot], and he hasn’t fought for two years. “

Do you agree with Brown? Or do you believe that Colby Covington will defeat Leon Edwards and become the welterweight champion?