Colby Covington believes Khamzat Chimaev lost all credibility when he failed to make weight against Nate Diaz.
Back in September last year, Khamzat Chimaev was booked to go up against Nate Diaz at UFC 279 in what was Diaz's last fight in the UFC. However, the bout fell through just one day before after 'Borz' failed to make weight. 'Borz' came in 7.5lbs overweight and as a result, was removed from the main event.
A major switch then took place on the card, as Khamzat Chimaev was then put in the co-main against Kevin Holland and Nate Diaz went on to fight Tony Ferguson.
Speaking about the same during a recent interview with TheMacLife, Colby Covington suggested that Khamzat Chimaev had lost all credibility following his last bout. He said:
"The guy [Khamzat Chimaev] is a quitter, he quite 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 in the division, the soy boy, Nate Diaz and he still couldn't make weight."
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Dana White reveals Colby Covington will get the next title shot against Leon Edwards
Leon Edwards successfully defended his UFC welterweight championship last night at the O2 Arena against Kamaru Usman. Following his first title defense, speculations about his next fight were quick to circle around the internet with guys like Belal Muhammad, Gilbert Burns, and Colby Covington thrown into the mix.
However, UFC president Dana White has revealed that 'Chaos' is the one next in line to fight for the title. It is worth noting that Covington was present at UFC 286 and served as the backup fighter for Usman vs. Edwards 3.
While speaking about a potential fight between Leon Edwards and Colby Covington, Dana White suggested that even though they don't have a date in mind as of now, that is the fight that will happen next.
During the post-fight press conference, the UFC president said:
"I don't know when we'll do it but that's the fight that makes sense. And Colby came here and cut weight and you know, did everything to be here for this fight. He deserves the fight. Not to mention the fact that he is, you know, second or third best guy in the world."
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