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‘Chaos’ on the scales?! Surprise backup fighter weighs in for UFC 286 

There was a surprise at the main weigh-ins for UFC 286 on Friday. Quickly after the majority of the fighters, consisting of previous UFC welterweight champ Kamaru Usman, effectively weighed in for the upcoming pay-per-view occasion, the backup for Leon Edwards vs. Kamaru Usman III stepped onto the scales. Colby Covington weighed 170 pounds, the limitation for a title battle. You can enjoy Covington weigh in here, thanks to our good friends at MMA Fighting: During the pre-fight interview on Thursday, Edwards and Usman were asked by Chisanga Malata of The Sun about the backup fighter. Neither of them had actually found out about Covington, as ‘Chaos’ has yet to reveal a go back to the Octagon. With his look at the main weigh-ins, it appears as though he is getting closer to it. Covington has actually combated two times for the UFC welterweight champion, failing to Usman at UFC 245 and UFC 268, respectively. After his newest loss to the ‘Nigerian Nightmare,’ the MMA Masters item rebounded with a consentaneous choice over friend-turned-foe Jorge Masvidal at UFC 272 a year earlier. After the Masvidal battle, Covington was supposedly attacked by ‘Gamebred’ beyond a dining establishment in Miami Beach. The 35-year-old suffered numerous injuries, which saw him sidelined for the remainder of the year. A lawsuit concerning the attack is pending. About the author: Kristen King is an author for Bloody Elbow. She has actually covered fight sports because 2016. (complete bio) Reserve your user name for the brand-new Bloody Elbow prior to April 1, 2023. Go here for more information (link).