In a candid interview with ESPN’s Brett Okamoto, Colby Covington revealed a side of himself that fans don’t often see, opening up about his journey to his upcoming UFC 296 main event clash with Leon Edwards. The conversation centered around his collegiate experience, starting with his time at Iowa Central Community College and his transfer to Oregon State, where he achieved All-American status as a college athlete. Covington expressed gratitude for his developmental years at Iowa Central and the valuable experiences he gained there. He also spoke about his love for the boos and the motivation he gains from doubters as he prepares for his third shot at welterweight gold at UFC 296. Colby Covington will be facing Leon Edwards in what may be his last chance at claiming the title, and he is eager to make the most of this opportunity.