Leon Edwards is on the cusp of a welterweight title shot after extending his unbeaten run to 10 together with his victory over Nate Diaz at UFC 263.
Standing in his means is Colby Covington, a person UFC president Dana White has already stated is subsequent in line to face the champion, Kamaru Usman.
Covington is about to get his rematch with Usman later this 12 months. Chaos pushed the Nigerian Nightmare as shut as anybody has up to now, however finally he was knocked out and had his jaw damaged within the remaining spherical.
Edwards has turn into an simple contender and for all however the remaining minute, he dominated Diaz.
Nonetheless, Covington says beating a ‘loser’ like Diaz means treasured little.
“I wasn’t watching these two losers battle,” Covington stated. “These guys have been each coming off losses. ‘Edward Scissorhands’ misplaced by DQ by poking (Belal Muhammad) within the eye like three or 4 instances and he was warned backstage.
“He’s a loser, he’s coming off a loss so he’s acquired to construct that profitable streak. And it is sensible to battle one other loser in Nate Diaz. When was the final time he gained a battle? I believe Barack Obama was in workplace the final time that Nate Diaz gained a battle.
“He’s somewhat light-weight Soy Boy from California, washed up, simply coming for a cash seize and to get that money.
“There’s no honor in beating a man like that, the man’s 10 years previous his prime. I might care much less, the followers might care much less, and clearly, the UFC might care much less as a result of that was just a bit prelim battle that they put.”
For the document, Diaz’s MMA document is 20-13.
Edwards has beforehand advised talkSPORT he’ll bide his time and anticipate the winner of Covington and Usman quite than take a battle within the interim. If that’s the case, he ought to have the ability to get within the octagon early subsequent 12 months.
Covington has taken an identical stance. He defeated Tyron Woodley in September 2020 and he has merely waited for the chance to tackle Usman once more quite than threat his rating.
Conversely, Usman has fought twice this 12 months alone as he knocked out each Gilbert Burns and Jorge Masvidal.