When Khamzat Chimaev lost to Nate Diaz, Colby Covington thinks he had lost all credibility. Khamzat Chimaev was scheduled to face Nate Diaz at UFC 279 in September of last year, which would have been Diaz’s final contest in the UFC. However the fight was cancelled the day before because “Borz” didn’t put on weight. ‘Borz’ was disqualified from the main event because he arrived 7.5 pounds overweight. The fight schedule then underwent a significant change, with Nate Diaz facing Tony Ferguson in the main event and Khamzat Chimaev competing against Kevin Holland in the co-main event.
In a recent interview with TheMacLife, Colby Covington discussed this topic and asserted that Khamzat Chimaev has lost all credibility after his most recent match. “The guy [Khamzat Chimaev] is a quitter. He quit from the common cold. He retired when they gave him the best services in the UFC PI and the best freaking doctors and everything to make the weight against the easiest fight in the fight, the soy boy, Nate Diaz, and he still couldn’t make weight,” he claimed.
Dana White reveals Colby Covington will get the next title shot against Leon Edwards
Leon Edwards defeated Kamaru Usman to successfully defend his UFC welterweight title Friday night at the O2 Arena. After his first championship defence, rumours regarding his upcoming fight quickly spread online, including names like Belal Muhammad, Gilbert Burns, and Colby Covington.
Yet according to UFC president Dana White, “Chaos” will face off for the championship next. The presence of Covington at UFC 286 and his role as Usman vs. Edwards 3’s backup combatant are noteworthy.
In reference to a hypothetical contest between Leon Edwards and Colby Covington, Dana White said that fight will take place even if they don’t currently have a date in mind.
next. The UFC president stated during the press conference following the match:
“I have no idea when we’ll have the fight, but that’s the one that makes sense. Colby also came here, lost weight, and took other measures to make it to this fight. He should be fighting. Not to add that he is the second or third best guy in the world, depending on who you ask.”