Following the exit of Gilbert Burns from the main event of UFC 251, Colby Covington instantly knocked on the door. And is hell-bent on headlining the event.
The former UFC Welterweight champion, Colby Covington, a.k.a., the ‘Chaos’, who is also #2 in the UFC Welterweight division, has been proactive ever since the unfortunate news of Burns’ departure broke out( following a positive COVID test).
Covington first via social media and later through ‘Ariel Helwani’ has successfully delivered an impression, which further conveyed his belief. He believes that there is a window open for him at the event.
Activity Regarding UFC 251 and Colby Covington, On Social Media
Here are the popular posts regarding UFC 251 and Colby Covington, on Social Media,
After realizing his inability to perform at the event, a dejected Gilbert burns posted
💔 devastating news, not feeling well but I’m going to win this battle! Stay safe out there! Much love 🙏🏾
— GILBERT BURNS DURINHO (@GilbertDurinho) July 4, 2020
Colby Covington wasted no time, and posted
You know who they’re gonna call Marty and it ain’t the Ghostbusters Junior! 🇺🇸🦅🇺🇸 pic.twitter.com/9RgHd4Cczi
— Colby Covington (@ColbyCovMMA) July 4, 2020
This was later followed by
There’s potential for Chaos on Fight Island 👀 #UFC251
— ESPN MMA (@espnmma) July 4, 2020.
What Solidifies Colby Covington’s Position at UFC 251
The UFC is yet to come up with a final decision regarding the main event. About whether the fight will be rescheduled or a different opponent for Kamaru Usman is around the corner. However, the fact that UFC 251 is a significant event, one that sets off the extravagant “Fight Island” into motion, gives out a general perception, that it would be hard to call off the main event.
Which may in-turn prove fortuitous for Colby Covington or for Jorge Masvidal, who is also open for the fight.