Last week in the co-main event of UFC 241, Nate Diaz made his Octagon return after three-long years against former lightweight champion Anthony Pettis and defeated him via unanimous decision.
Immediately after the fight, he called out Jorge Masvidal. After the fight in the post-fight press conference, he gave his thoughts on calling out Masvidal and why he chose to call him out. Diaz was also asked about former interim champion Colby Covington. The Stockton native said he had never heard about Covington and had no idea who he was.
Now, Covington has responded to Nate Daiz and speaking to Aaron Bronsteter of TSN, he said that Diaz pretended to not know about Covington because he was afraid of fighting him.
“I could give a sh*t less about that journeyman Nate Diaz,” Covington said. “He’s another .500 level fighter. He wins one fight for every loss and [is] a guy that sits out three years. Who gives a sh*t about that guy. I’ve steamrolled real men that have rag-dolled that little snowflake. The only thing worse than his lisp and his speech impediment is his wrestling.
“The thing is, nobody every accused Nate Diaz of being smart but avoiding me and not talking about me might be the smartest thing that b*tch-boy’s ever done. He knows exactly who I am. His brother, we were supposed to set up the fight last year at Madison Square Garden until he got cold feet and pulled out last minute. But they know exactly who I am. I’m the king of the f*cking division. I’ve got a belt around my shoulders, something he’ll never see. The only thing he may ever get a belt in is the weed industry but he needs to stop being hooked on weed and get hooked on phonics. That guy is a mental midget.”
Do you guys think Diaz is afraid of Covington?