Colby Covington Says ‘Journeyman’ Nate Diaz Is Not an Impressive Opponent for Leon Edwards

Published 06/05/2021, 1:16 AM EDT
NEWARK, NJ – AUGUST 03: Colby Covington battles Robbie Lawler in their welterweight bout during the UFC Fight Night event at the Prudential Center on August 3, 2019 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)


Colby Covington keeps a close eye on all the contenders in the UFC’s welterweight division. When asked which fight should decide the next no. 1 contender after him for the welterweight title, ‘Chaos’ made his view crystal clear, taking a shot at everyone in the process.

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Given the scheduled activity near the top of the division over the next 5 weeks, he chimed in. ‘Chaos’ went after a returning Nate Diaz ahead of the latter’s fight against Leon Edwards at UFC 263. He also commented on UFC 264’s Stephen Thompson vs Gilbert Burns.

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Yeah, you know, I probably say, you know, Dilbert or Wonderboy, which I don’t know why he’s called himself Wonderboy. They probably more deserving you got Edward Scissorhands over there who is coming off a loss… When you poke a guy two or three times and you’re walking backstage, not poke them in the eye that’s clearly loss by default and you know, his win streak’s over so he’s got to start back up,” said Covington to The Schmo.

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Colby Covington says Edwards beating Nate Diaz won’t be an impressive win

Covington believes Edwards has an easy opponent in Diaz in his next fight. ‘Chaos‘ also added that a win shouldn’t guarantee ‘Rocky’ a shot at the title next.

“He’s gonna fight an unranked guy in Nate Diaz, you know, the little soy boy from Stockton, you know, who’s always getting slapped around the octagon because, you know, he’s a subpar fighter who’s got a 50-50 journeyman record so you know that’s not that’s not an impressive win if he goes out there and beats Nate. The guy’s nobody. He’s washed up hasn’t won a fight in years,” said the former interim welterweight champion.

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NEW YORK, NEW YORK – NOVEMBER 02: Nate Diaz of the United States enters the ring for his fight against Jorge Masvidal (not pictured) of the United States in the Welterweight “BMF” championship bout during UFC 244 at Madison Square Garden on November 02, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Steven Ryan/Getty Images)

“So you know, I guess you can give it to Dilbert or Wonderboy. You know, I don’t know why Wonderboy still call himself a boy that guy’s a 40-year-old man you know, he’s driving people around in karate van you know, claiming to be this boy so that’s, that’s, that’s a joke in itself,” concluded Covington.

The welterweight division is stacked with a bunch of mouth-watering contests coming up. The next few months will give the division a new direction in all aspects.

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Apratim Banerjee is an MMA author for EssentiallySports and has been writing professionally for almost a year. Before his current gig, Apratim worked as a UFC writer for Sportskeeda. A long-time MMA fan, Apratim has developed a critical eye for the sport that has helped him transfer his vast knowledge to his copies and give hardcore and casual readers a detailed insight into the fights and fighters.

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