Miami – Colby Covington I haven’t seen Saturday’s marquee welterweight match playing an element of the UFC title image.
streaking Leon Edwards (18-3 MMA, 10-2 UFC) will be a fan favorite Nate diaz Both men in a five-round fight at UFC 263 Expect to emerge as the number one candidate For a shot at champion Kamaru Usman.
However, Covington (16-2 MMA, 11-2 UFC), who was declared the next title challenger by UFC President Dana White, believes their match is not important to the division. Despite Edwards’ impressive nine-game undefeated run, Covington believes he won’t face a legitimate candidate even if he beats Diaz (20-12 MMA, 15-10 UFC).
“It makes sense that Leon Edwards of Edward Scissorhands wants to fight another unranked loser, Nate Diaz.” He’s in the top three, top five. It’s not a fighter, that’s what Edward Scissorhands likes.
“He likes to choose these simple fights with these people who have nothing to do with the department, and no one cares about him, so hopefully he gets a little hype from it. Let’s man is literally worthless. He’s a mumbling, ridiculous idiot, and he fights Nate Diaz because they both have marble in their mouths when they’re always talking. It makes sense to be intentional. “
Covington has won the rematch since he gave Usman the toughest test ever in a round-trip war at UFC 245. He thought the fight against Usman was stopped too soon and repeatedly vowed to take the dominant champion.
Covington hasn’t been competing since stopping former welterweight champion Tyron Woodley in September 2020, but hopes he will eventually lock Usman and Horn again in the final quarter of 2021.
– MMA Sports
Covington says it doesn’t make sense for Edwards to beat Diaz
https://mmajunkie.usatoday.com/2021/06/colby-covington-says-leon-edwards-no-title-shot-win-over-loser-nate-diaz-ufc-263-video Covington says it doesn’t make sense for Edwards to beat Diaz