- Colby Covington heavily criticized Khamzat Chimaev for not making weight and constantly talking about him in interviews
- “Chaos” is no longer interested in “Borz”
Colby Covington took UFC 286 by storm when he showed up as the official backup fighter for Leon Edwards vs. Kamaru Usman. As expected, “Chaos” delighted the media with a press conference in which he hit out at his rumored next opponent Khamzat Chimaev.
No time for unprofessional fighters
Last November, Chimaev said he is looking at facing Covington this month. It certainly isn’t happening anytime soon, but it’s also not impossible. However, “Chaos” lashed out at “Borz” for being unprofessional and emphasized that he’s not interested in fighting someone who is not good and couldn’t make weight.
“I was referring to that dogface motherf**ker Khamzat, you know hetalks all this sh*t dude. He said all these things about me in the media yeah of course they’re going to say things in the media, they don’t say things in my face or in the Octagon. He’s been saying, ‘Oh I want to fight for the title at 170, I want to fight Colby, this and that dude, the guy quit to the common cold. The guy quit f**king on a weight cut when he had the best professionals at the UFC PI can offer, millions of dollars put into this guy in marketing and he had the easiest fight in the division: the soy boy Nate Diaz and he still couldn’t make weight. He missed weight by nine pounds and he’s laughing it off like this is a f**king joke, he’s a f**king joke. The guy f**king sucks at fighting. He’s unprofessional and I don’t want to ever hear that guy’s name again. You guys hyped him up to be this great giant, the guy couldn’t hold my f**king jock strap,” Covington exclaimed.
There was no offer
UFC president Dana White said late last year that he will get Covington vs. Chimaev done. But according to “Chaos,” there was no formal talks about it and even if they do in the future, he is no longer eager to fight “Borz.”
“It was never formally presented to me. We talked about it. It was the fight that I wanted, I wanted to derail that hype train you know everybody was building them up to be colossal like he was this great fighter, I saw the quitter in him from the start, I knew he had no cardio, I knew I would expose his gas tank and make him break inside five rounds. The guy quit in three rounds I mean, what’s he gonna do when he gets porn star cardio on the cardio King for five rounds so you know I was begging to fight that I was chomping at the but but we saw how unprofessional he was they gave him the easiest fight, Nate Diaz to set it up to fight me the next fight, to build this up and make it a spectacle and he couldn’t do it,” Covington explained.
“The guy’s a clown I don’t want to ever hear that guy’s name in this division again let that dog face motherf**ker rot in 85 [middleweight],” he concluded.
It’s been one year since Covington beat Jorge Masvidal at UFC 272. White has mentioned that he could be next in line for welterweight champion Leon Edwards, but “Rocky” doesn’t like the idea.
Chimaev, meanwhile, has remained unbeaten in the UFC. His latest win was a submission win over Kevin Holland in a catchweight bout at UFC 279.