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Colby Covington Not Interested in Leon Edwards Fight, Says He Deserves Rematch With Kamaru Usman

February 16, 2021 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas
Colby Covington

Colby Covington has only one fight on his mind, and it’s not Dana White’s suggested bout with Leon Edwards. Covington appeared on Submission Radio and responded to White’s suggestion over the past week that Covington face the #3 ranked welterweight in Edwards, saying he’s not interested in that “charity” fight. He also called out Usman, who beat him at UFC 245 in December of 2019, for saying he was interested in rematching Jorge Masvidal. You can check out highlights below courtesy of MMA Weekly:

On a potential fight with Leon Edwards: “Leon Scott hasn’t earned anything, boys. 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 [Kamaru Usman] get a call from the president 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 f**king championship f**king PPV hour.”

On Usman calling for a rematch with Masvidal: “The people want to see one fight. They want to see the rematch, Marty Fakenewsman, Colby ‘Chaos’ Covington part two. Are you f**king kidding me? It’s a joke. It was the biggest corruption in the history of the sport. Are you kidding me? I was destroying him. He got lucky and he knows that. He got life rafts thrown to him multiple times. Why doesn’t he want to run it back with me? Oh, because I’m the toughest dog in the pack. If I was the easy dog in the pack, he’d be coming after me, but he’s not. 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 f**king 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?”