‘No One’s Caring About that Fight’- Colby Covington Trashes UFC 262 Scrap Between Leon Edwards and Nate Diaz

Published 04/02/2021, 6:38 AM EDT


Former UFC interim welterweight champion Colby Covington shared his views on a recent fight booking that had everyone fired up. A scrap was recently announced in his weight class between Leon Edwards and Nate Diaz for UFC 262 in Houston. The aforementioned scrap came out of the left field and is a fight that fans have immediately circled on their calendars.

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What’s more, the aforementioned welterweight scrap will make history as the first-ever five-round co-main event in the UFC. The move to make a five-round co-headliner has been long since discussed, however, there’s never been any follow-through. In fact, a rumored battle between Colby Covington and Jorge Masvidal was initially targeted to be that history-making match-up.

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Colby Covington chimes in on Edwards vs Diaz match-up

‘Chaos’ Covington didn’t mince words when describing his sentiments towards the recent Edwards vs Diaz booking to Helen Yee. Colby Covington brought in the narrative that both men have been inactive and dismissed their match-up as insignificant. It seems as though Colby Covington has written off both Leon Edwards and Nate Diaz for all intents and purposes.

NEWARK, NJ – AUGUST 03: Colby Covington is interviewed after his victory over 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)

“I think it’s the fight of two losers, you know two guys who haven’t fought in two years, I think that’s the last time they both fought. They’re both coming off losses so it makes sense for them to match them up, two losers, see who is going to be the biggest loser.”

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 “Whoever wins that fight there’s only one way to go from there, they’re going to get whopped the next fight so let them get the fight out the way. No one’s caring about that fight. Those guys don’t even fight. They’re not here to make this division great again, and we’ll see what happens.”

However, it’s impossible to overlook the fact that the winner of Edwards vs Diaz could fight for gold next. Although Diaz was never in that conversation prior to the booking, he’s will be a major player if he beats ‘Rocky’. The Englishman is ranked number three in the world, and the fight is certainly more consequential than Covington will elect to believe.

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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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