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Chael Sonnen believes Colby Covington could receive title shot upon return: Theres very little players left on the board

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Chael Sonnen believes that UFC welterweight Colby Covington could return for the opportunity at gold.

Chaos has been out of action since UFC 272 in March. For the reason that outing, Covington scored a lopsided unanimous decision victory over Jorge Masvidal. In the weeks following fight, Gamebred allegedly attacked his friend-turned-foe in a Miami bar.

Because of the attack, the former UFC interim welterweight champion has been on the sidelines. Gilbert Burns recently stated that Covington could possibly be out until next year, because of the severity of the alleged assault.

In his time from the cage, the welterweight division has been fired up its head. Last Saturday night in Salt Lake City, Leon Edwards defeated Kamaru Usman with a devastating head-kick knockout. With that, the long reign of The Nigerian Nightmare was over.

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Since UFC 278, Dana White and the UFC have stated another meeting between your welterweights is to be able. The UFC president has teased the bout might even happen at Wembley Stadium in the U.K.

In the case, that fight doesnt happen, Chael Sonnen has another opponent at heart for Leon Edwards. On The MMA Hour with Ariel Helwani, the fighter-turned-analyst stated Colby Covington could return for a go at gold.

The 45-year-old described how there arent a great many other welterweight contenders right now. If Usman cant return with time, with other fighters being tangled up, Chaos could step straight into a title fight.

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Im not avocating for [Colby Covington to obtain a title shot], but I really believe it is extremely possible. I really believe Kamaru Usman may be the obvious answer, but theres things you or I dont know. Like, for instance, we dont understand how long the commission will suspend him, we dont know if theres a personal injury Colby Covington may be the clearest number 1 contender the activity has but he cant fight for the title.

Chael Sonnen continued, I believe youre likely to need to sweeten the pot to obtain him within, and I dont believe theres lots of players left on the board. Were told Gilbert Burns will likely be busy with Masvidal, Belal Muhammad is busy with Sean Brady I simply think theres opportunity at this time.

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