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Dana White Was far from impressed with Colby Covington’s UFC 296 Performance: ‘He looked slow and old tonight’

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Dana White Was far from impressed with Colby Covington’s UFC 296 Performance: ‘He looked slow and old tonight’



Dana White was not enthused by Colby Covington’s lackluster performance against Leon Edwards.

Covington, who had failed to win the title in his first two attempts against Kamaru Usman (the former champion), was given a third chance at UFC 296, but he missed it. He was once again unable to capitalize and lost a unanimous decision in a decisive manner against the reigning champion Leon Edwards.

Following the promotion’s final event of 2023, Dana White shared his take on Covington’s performance at the post-fight press event. Initially, the UFC CEO seemed to suggest that the pressure had gotten to Covington, but he then quickly turned his criticisms toward the perennial contender’s performance which was lacking, to say the least.

“I think pressure gets to everybody,” White said. “I’m sure Leon had a ton of pressure. He was talking about what? [Covington] You don’t want to lose to someone who has said so much about his father. All these guys deal with pressure, but Colby’s been in big fights before. This isn’t Colby’s first rodeo. He’s been in big fights and Colby just looked slow and old tonight. My opinion. Everyone felt the same. He got outwrestled.”

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