Colby Covington has given some advice to Leon Edwards.
At UFC 286 in London, Covington weighed in as the backup fighter which surprised many, and after the event, Dana White said “Chaos” would be next for Edwards. Yet, after the event and since then, Edwards has been vocal in saying he won’t take the fight as he doesn’t think Covington deserves it. “Chaos” doesn’t think is a stance Edwards should be taking.
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“This is the only piece of advice that I’m ever gonna give you, because next you’re going to get your ass whooped,” Covington told MMA Fighting.
“There’s a saying, Leon – and shut your fumbling mouth and listen. Open your stupid ears and listen to the advice that I give because it’s the only advice I’m going to give to you, Leon: You don’t cross your boss – and you will learn the hard way. Remember that, Leon. That’s the only advice I’m going to give you. You don’t cross your boss.”
Edwards has said he has a say in who he fights next and doesn’t think Covington should get the title shot. However, Covington makes it clear the Brit doesn’t have a say in who he fights as White and the UFC wants ‘Chaos’ to be next in line.
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Covington also believes if Edwards does decline the fight, ‘Chaos’ believes the Brit will be stripped of his title as he is not the draw he thinks he is.
“He gets stripped [if he doesn’t take the fight],” Covington predicts.
“He will get stripped. He’s not the draw in this division, I’m the draw. Look at the numbers from over the weekend, I didn’t even fight and my numbers towered over the main event, those f****** nobodies. Leon Scott and Marty Fakenewsman, nobody wants to see these guys, they’re f****** stupid. Listen to Leon, fumbling over everything, there’s no personality, no charisma. Same thing with Marty, he needs a belt to stay relevant. For Leon to sit there and act like he’s Conor McGregor, you’re not Conor McGregor, bro. You don’t get to call the shots. You’re a nobody, dude.”
Covington has not fought since March of 2022 when he beat Jorge Masvidal by decision.