Diaz has taken some shots as well and Covington would like to see their differences settled inside the Octagon.
“I’d fight Nick Diaz, but he’s not gonna fight me. I already know that, but I would fight him just because he’s been running his mouth and he’s put some videos out there about me. If he thinks he’s so hard and he thinks he’s 209 west coast, I’m from the west coast to bitch and I run the west coast. I run the whole world motherf*cker, Nick Diaz…whats up…you want to do this, you want to get knocked out on the same card as your little brother,” says Covington in an exclusive interview with Fightful’s James Lynch.
If Diaz were to take the fight against Covington, it would mark his first Octagon appearance since UFC 183.
Covington’s other big rival at the moment is UFC Welterweight Champion Tyron Woodley and the interim champion has a message for him as well.
“My message for Tyron Woodley is enjoy everything while it lasts motherf*cker, everything you’ve worked for…I’m taking it. Everythings gonna be sacrificed, your little Hollywood fake career…your b-list movies…your family. Your gonna have to go back to your wife and kids every single night knowing I left you in a pool of your own blood and you left the Octagon in a stretcher, so brace up motherf*cker…your end is near,” says Covington.
UFC President Dana White did say that Covington is next for Woodley, so the two champions will most likely clash in the future.