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One-dimensional Colby Covington just called Conor McGregor ‘one dimensional’

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The wrestler who wins by wrestling criticizes the striker who wins by striking.

Hello, Pot? I have Kettle on line one.

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) interim welterweight champion, Colby Covington, has some time to kill before his title unification bout against reigning 170-pound titleholder Tyron Woodley, which is expected to take place later this year.

So, with that in mind, it should not come as a surprise to learn that “Chaos” is making the media rounds to keep his name in the spotlight. And who better to draw the most water from the Covington well than the fighter who laid the blueprint for his current shtick.

And like any good interviewer, Chael Sonnen was sure to prod him about Conor McGregor.

“He’s pretty good, but I think he’s one-dimensional,” Covington said. “I think in the Chad Mendes fight, you had an out-of-shape 145-pounder come in and take him down and control him for two or three rounds. So you get a bigger guy at lightweight like a Khabib (Nurmagomedov) or even a welterweight, and when you take him down, it’s a lot more weight on you, a lot more power behind those ground-and-pound strikes. It’s a different fight. He lost to Nate Diaz and Nate Diaz was like 1-4 at welterweight. I think Khabib’s gonna take him down and pound him out.”


McGregor is no stranger to the welterweight division, thanks to a split against Nate Diaz at UFC 196 (loss) and UFC 202 (win). He’s also had beef with Woodley over the years, though it’s unlikely we’ll see “Notorious” make his Octagon return at anything other than lightweight.

If and when he does, the short list of potential opponents includes Tony Ferguson and the aforementioned Nurmagomedov, the latter of whom is parading around town with the 155-pound strap after last April’s real estate deal.

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