Colby Covington has no interest in humoring a match-up against Leon Edwards.
UFC President Dana White angled for a fight between Covington and Edwards after the latter's scheduled match-up vs. Khamzat Chimaev fell through multiple times. Top-ranked welterweight contender Covington rejected a proposed match-up against third-ranked Edwards.
"I don’t know what he’s talking about, man. That’s just him talking. Let’s talk about facts, man. I’m not in the Leon – first off, it’s Leon Scott," Covington told Submission Radio. “And Leon Scott 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. Did Marty Fakenewsman get a call from the President after his last fight? Oh geez, I wonder why? Because he sucks, he’s irrelevant."
"So, I’ve done things no one has ever done in this sport. I’m not doing charity busines no more. It’s not my fault this kid hasn’t fought in two years," he asserted. "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 fucken championship fucken pay-per-view hour.”