The second number in the UFC welterweight rating, Colby Covington, commented on the statement of Khamzat Chimaev, who announced that the American refused to fight him four times.
“Listen to what Dana White said in an interview just a few weeks ago,” Covington told Submission Radio. “He said, ‘Colby takes every fight. He’s ready to fight anyone in this world!’ Every fight that was offered to me, I accepted. Do you think I would have got a place as a substitute in a title fight if I had refused to fight? Of course not”
“This doggy-faced bastard likes to talk shit. Dude, you are the most unprofessional piece of shit in the history of this organization! They wrote to me here that he swore by the Koran. Bro, this is really bad. Lie, and at the same time swear by your religion?! It’s just tin. I can’t believe you did it! You can talk to Dana White, you can talk to Hunter Campbell. All this time I was ready to fight. I would gladly take a fight with him, end this hype. I can’t believe he’s lying so blatantly.”
Last weekend Colby Covington, who backed the title fight between Leon Edwards and Kamaru Usman, was officially named the next opponent for the British fighter to successfully defend the UFC welterweight championship with a majority win over the Nigerian.