Former UFC welterweight title challenger Colby Covington is not interested in fighting top welterweight contender Leon Edwards.
Leon Edwards was scheduled to fight rising star Khamzat Chimaev on March 14 at the UFC Apex facility in Las Vegas. However, the Chechen star contracted Covid-19 and is still suffering from the lingering issues of the virus.
The pair have been scheduled to fight three times now and Dana White now wants to book Leon Edwards against Colby Covington. However, Colby Covington isn’t interested in fighting Leon Edwards as according to him the Briton hasn’t earned the right to fight him yet.
“‘Leon Scott’ hasn’t earned anything,” Covington told Submission Radio on Tuesday. “I’m in the Colby Covington Incorporated championship business. I’m not in the Leon Scott charity business. This isn’t charity hour, man. I’m fighting at the top of the mountain. I’m fighting the best in the world. Did ‘Marty Fakenewsman’ get a call from the president (Donald Trump) after his last fight? Oh geez, I wonder why? Because he sucks, he’s irrelevant. So, I’ve done things no one has ever done in this sport.
“I’m not doing charity business no more. It’s not my fault this kid hasn’t fought in two years. It’s not my fault this kid – there’s people from England fighting all the time in the pandemic, they’re not scared to fight. So, I’m not doing charity for this guy who hasn’t fought in two years. He’s irrelevant, he’s beat a bunch of bums, and I’m not doing charity. This isn’t charity hour, this is (expletive) championship (expletive) pay-per-view hour.”
Colby Covington baffled by rematch talks between Masvidal and Usman
Colby Covington also said that he was baffled by the rematch talks between Jorge Masvidal and Kamaru Usman as he believes the rematch would go the same way as the first fight.
“Let’s talk about real business, let’s not talk about charity business no more,” Covington said. “I deserve and I earned a fight for the world title. I just destroyed the former champion, finished him like nobody’s finished him before in the UFC. I came back and won a fight, what has Jorge Masvidal done besides sit on the sidelines and fake (expletive) pull out of fights?
“He’s scared to fight. He knows he’s washed up, he’s a journeyman. He’s looking for one more pay day. No one wants to see that guy fight for the title, they know what’s gonna happen. It’s gonna be the same exact outcome. And why reward a coward like that? A guy that’s blatantly scared to fight?” (H/T – MMAJunkie.com)
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