‘No One Wants to Hear You Talk’- Colby Covington Calls Leon Edwards a ‘Fumbling Mumbling Idiot’

Published 06/16/2021, 12:58 AM EDT
SINGAPORE – JUNE 17: Colby Covington of United States (front) reacts after his fight with Dong Hyun Kim of South Korea (back) in the Welterweight Bout during UFC Singapore Fight Night at Singapore Indoor Stadium on June 17, 2017 in Singapore. (Photo by Suhaimi Abdullah/Getty Images)


UFC welterweight contender Colby Covington summarized the division. ‘Chaos’ also commented on fellow top-ranked fighter Leon Edwards who recently fought at UFC 263 in Arizona.

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‘Rocky’ is 9-0-1 in his last 10 fights and is knocking on the door of a title shot after his recent win. However, Colby Covington, who is the next man in line, doesn’t feel like Leon Edwards has done enough to warrant a title shot. Covington believes Edwards needs a couple more wins under his belt before he can ask for the ultimate prize in combat sports.

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In a chat with MMAFighting’s Mike Heck, he said “What’s he on a 1 fight win streak now? His last fight he should have been DQ’d. Edward Scissorhands poked the guy in the eye like two or three times and he was warned in the back by Herb Dean, ‘Hey don’t poke in the eyes, keep your hands closed when you throw punches’. He didn’t listen to instructions, and he broke the rules twice so his winning streak is broken up. He needs to come back and beat somebody relevant, somebody, in the top 5.”

“Besides that, stop crying. You’re a mumbling, fumbling idiot. No one wants to hear you talk. Your accent is a joke and your fighting is even worse… He’s the one that backed out of the Woodley fight originally. There was people fighting during the whole pandemic during COVID. He didn’t want to fight.”

Has Leon Edwards done enough to warrant a title shot?

‘Rocky’ Edwards is currently the number 3 ranked fighter in the division and has faced all comers placed before him. Despite reportedly turning down the Tyron Woodley fight, Edwards was the only fighter ready to face Khamzat Chimaev. Not to mention, he stepped into the cage against Belal Muhammad, who doesn’t quite have the ranking or notoriety in the division.

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LONDON, ENGLAND – MARCH 16: (R-L) Leon Edwards of England kicks Gunnar Nelson of Iceland in their welterweight bout during the UFC Fight Night event at The O2 Arena on March 16, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

Furthermore, the only two fighters in the rankings above him already have fights targeted for them going forward. Gilbert Burns takes on Stephen Thompson while Covington is expected to be Kamaru Usman’s next opponent. That leaves Leon Edwards having to once again fight someone below him in the rankings.

The only fight to book apart from a title shot next would be a scrap against Jorge Masvidal. As ‘Gamebred’ is a big name and is coming off a loss in a title fight, it’s a high-profile striking battle that is undoubtedly the only viable option if Edwards doesn’t want to sit out.

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Darryl Pinto

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Darryl Pinto is a senior MMA writer at EssentiallySports. He is currently pursuing his graduate degree in Mass Media (with a specialization in Journalism) out of Xavier’s College and has a year's experience in his current role. Darryl specializes in predictions, reporting, and covering UFC events live.

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