Colby Covington Doesn’t Seem Interested In Leon Edwards Fight
Colby Covington isn’t enthusiastic about the idea of sharing the Octagon with Leon Edwards.
Edwards is currently left without an opponent after Khamzat Chimaev was unfit to compete due to COVID-19. Edwards hasn’t competed since July 2019 and is looking to finally return to the Octagon. UFC President Dana White revealed the promotion is looking into a possible welterweight battle between Covington and Edwards.
During an appearance on Submission Radio, Covington was dismissive of a showdown with Edwards (h/t BJPenn.com).
“Leon (Edwards) hasn’t earned anything, boys. I’m in the Colby Covington Incorporated championship business, I’m not in the Leon Scott charity business. This isn’t charity hour, man.
“I’m fighting at the top of the mountain, I’m fighting the best in the world. It’s not my fault this kid [Edwards] hasn’t fought in two years. It’s not my fault this kid – there’s people from England fighting all the time in the pandemic, they’re not scared to fight. So, I’m not doing charity for this guy who hasn’t fought in two years. He’s irrelevant, he’s beat a bunch of bums, and I’m not doing charity. This isn’t charity hour, this is f*cking championship f*cking pay-per-view hour.”
Covington last competed back in September 2020. He defeated Tyron Woodley via fifth-round TKO. Covington has gone 8-1 in his last nine outings.
Covington and Edwards are right at the top of the 170-pound division. Covington is the number one-ranked UFC Welterweight, while Edwards holds the number three spot.