Covington refuses to fight Edwards: ‘This isn’t charity hour’

Strike Colby Covington off the record of means opponents for Leon Edwards at UFC War Evening 187.

Covington became reportedly shortlisted as a doable replace for Khamzat Chimaev following ‘Borz’s’ withdrawal from the UFC War Evening 187 essential tournament the set apart he became scheduled to meet ‘Rocky’, however ‘Chaos’ isn’t in doing charity work.

“Leon Scott hasn’t earned one thing, boys. I’m within the Colby Covington Integrated championship industry, I’m no longer within the Leon Scott charity industry,” Covington suggested Submission Radio in a recent interview, in actual fact ruling out a brief peep bout with Edwards (h/t Jordan Ellis of Low Kick MMA).

“I’m fighting on the tip of the mountain, I’m fighting most likely the greatest within the sphere. Did Marty Fakenewsman safe a call from the president after his last fight? Oh geez, I wonder why? Because he sucks, he’s beside the level. So, I’ve performed issues no one has ever performed on this sport.”

“I’m no longer doing charity busines no more. It’s no longer my fault this kid hasn’t fought in two years. It’s no longer my fault this kid – there’s of us from England fighting the total time within the pandemic, they’re no longer afraid to fight. So, I’m no longer doing charity for this guy who hasn’t fought in two years. He’s beside the level, he’s beat a bunch of bums, and I’m no longer doing charity. This isn’t charity hour, here’s fucken championship fucken pay-per-look hour.”

Covington as a replace has his sights residing on a championship rematch with Kamaru Usman and claims Jorge Masvidal is attempting to purchase his bellow.

“Let’s focus on about genuine industry, let’s no longer focus on about charity industry no more,” he said. “I deserve and I earned a fight for the sphere title. I precise destroyed the archaic champion, finished him adore no one’s finished him earlier than within the UFC,” Covington said. “I came lend a hand and won a fight, what has Jorge Masvidal performed moreover sit on the sidelines and incorrect fucken pull out of fights? He’s afraid to fight. He knows he’s washed up, he’s a journeyman. He’s procuring for every other pay day. No one needs to ogle that guy fight for the title, they know what’s gonna happen. It’s gonna be the identical genuine . And why reward a coward adore that? A man that’s blatantly afraid to fight?”

Covington lost to Usman by the usage of fifth-round TKO in December 2019 however bounced lend a hand with a stoppage purchase of his possess in opposition to Tyron Woodley at UFC Vegas 11. The 32-Twelve months-worn wrestling standout is for the time being #1 within the UFC welterweight rankings.

UFC War Evening 187, which is for the time being with out a essential tournament, is scheduled to rob pronounce on March 13 on the UFC Apex facility in Las Vegas.

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