Covington: No chance ‘Edward Scissorhands’ gets title shot with win over ‘loser’ Diaz
Colby Covington speaks to Joe Rogan at the UFC 245 weigh-ins. | Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images
Colby Covington says Leon Edwards isn’t deserving of a title shot.
Colby Covington says there’s no chance Leon Edwards gets the next title shot if he beats Nate Diaz at UFC 263 — no matter how impressive his performance is.
With UFC president Dana White already confirming Covington as the next title challenger, ‘Chaos’ slammed ‘Edward Scissorhands’ for suggesting a title shot against Kamaru Usman with a win over Diaz on Saturday.
“It makes sense that ‘Edward Scissorhands’ Leon Edwards wants to fight Nate Diaz, another loser and unranked guy – another guy that he’s beaten that has nothing. He’s not a top-three, top-five fighter, and that’s what ‘Edward Scissorhands’ likes to do,” Covington, who is expected to rematch Usman later this year, told MMA Junkie in a recent interview.
“He likes to pick these easy fights with these guys that aren’t even relevant to the division and hopefully he’s going to get a little hype from it because nobody cares about him. The guy is literally worthless. He’s a mumbling, fumbling idiot, and it makes sense that he’s going to fight Nate Diaz because they’ve both got marbles in their mouth when they talk all the time.”
Covington claims that he has already signed a contract to fight Usman and that he is merely waiting on the champ to reciprocate his interest. If the rematch does go ahead as planned, Edwards is willing to sit out and wait to fight the winner for the title.
UFC 263, which features Edwards vs. Diaz on the main card, takes place tonight, June 12 at the Gila River Arena in Glendale, Arizona.