Covington accused Chimaev and Poirier of refusing to fight

Covington accused Chimaev and Poirier of refusing to fight

The contender for the UFC welterweight championship belt, Colby Covington, who in the next fight will try to take the title from the reigning division champion Leon Edwards, explained his long downtime by the fact that Dustin Poirier and Khamzat Chimaev refused to fight him, and then Conor McGregor took away his coaching chair in the next TUF season.

“For my part, I was ready from the first day after the fight with Jorge Masvidal,” Chaos told Chaos in an interview with Chael Sonnen. “I took every fight that was offered to me. The first one was Dustin Poirier, they wanted to organize this fight. They saw the potential and scope of the fight, but Dustin chickened out. He got scared and ran away from the call. Now we know that he talks a lot, but is not ready to back up his words with deeds.”

“Then there was Chimaev. I was ready to finish off his hype, but he got scared too. He’s not a professional, you little fool. He ran away from the division, frightened of the fight. Online, he talks about the big game, but refuses to repeat it in the octagon. He does not sign contracts and is not a professional.”

“When these two fights fell through, I was offered to participate in the television project The Ultimate Fighter, and I agreed. Only one person could take it from me – Conor McGregor, and he did it. After that, I became a reserve fighter for the title fight in London.”

According to available information, the title fight between Edwards and Covington could be part of the UFC 295 tournament, which will be held on November 11 at Madison Square Garden in New York.