UFC 263 was a successful event, which featured big names and the names delivered a classic as well. The former champion Colby Covington mentioned that he did not watch the event, but has some words to say to Leon Edwards following his victory against Nate Diaz.
The preliminary matchup between Leon Edwards and Nate Diaz at UFC 263 has really set the bar high for the contender who will fight Kamaru Usman for the title, Edwards dominated most of the fight with his hard blows but it was Nate Diaz who stole the show in the last round, delivering the late scare which was a crazy moment for all the fans in the beginning.
Colby Covington shares his honest thoughts about Leon Edwards
In a recent episode of the Submission Radio podcast, the guest Colby Covington shed his honest comments about the last round that made people wonder that Diaz might just steal the victory from Edwards.
“I think that’s hilarious, I think Edwards, he’s out here claiming to be this God, and he’s ready to for a title shot. Dude, you’re [Edwards] struggling with a lightweight journeyman who has double-digit losses on his record and this guy is almost finishing you? And you think you need to be in a title shot?”
“If you’re struggling with a guy like Nate Diaz, there’s no way you [Edwards] belong anywhere close to ta title fight.” Covington expressed on the Podcast.
What’s next Leon Edwards?
Despite winning the majority of his fight against Nate Diaz at UFC 263, Leon Edwards still had to deal with a lot of negativity after he got wobbled and nearly dropped in the fifth round.
In fact, after the fight between Edwards and Diaz, the welterweight champion Kamaru Usman suddenly lost his interest in a title match between him and Edwards.
“That don’t help you, I guess no one deserves it.” Usman told to ESPN.
Edwards is disgusted by the fact that even his 10 straight victories are not enough to prove that he is a champion material fighter. Edwards fired back on Usman’s comments regarding their future match.
“All these guys making excuses, they know I’m the real deal. They know I’m the man for the title shot. They’re all b*tching and making excuses and saying ‘he doesn’t deserve it.’ Then who f*cking does? Colby don’t deserve it. Woodley got injured and now Covington is deserving a title shot? Edwards stated at the post-match press conference at UFC 263.
Meanwhile, Edwards has been putting in a lot of work to earn his opportunity to fight for UFC welterweight champion Kamaru Usman. Edwards just doesn’t see how his current win streak can be ignored, especially when compared to every other contender in the welterweight division.