In the co-main event of UFC 241, Nate Diaz will return to the Octagon after nearly three years away to take on Anthony Pettis. Top welterweight contender Colby Covington believes this will be a fun fight for the fans. However, he believes the two fighters are past their primes and that they wouldn’t be competitive against the sport’s top welterweights.
“Two lightweights coming up to welterweight because they’re on these doughboy diets,” he said on BJPenn.com Radio recently. “They can’t make their limit of 155 anymore. It’s an exciting matchup for the fans. It’s two guys that are way past their time that are just going to come in slobber knocker and we’ll see what happens. Who is going to get their hand raised. No one knows. Is it going to be Pettis? Is it going to be Diaz?
“I don’t think either one of them wants to come fight for a title at welterweight,” he added. “These are guys that are at the top of the division that are in their prime right now are good everywhere. They can fight. They’re not just strikers, they’re not just wrestlers. They’re not just jiu jitsu guys. They can do it all.”
Colby Covington says Nate Diaz ‘doesn’t want any of this’
Colby Covington continued, claiming that Nate Diaz is much different than he acts on camera:
“Nate Diaz, his energy, he’s not the same guy as on cameras as he is off the camera,” he said. “I’ve seen him off camera, he’s all, ‘Colby, hey bro, much respect. You’re so tough, man.’ This and that, but on camera, he tries flipping me off. He tries to act like a hard ass. So, he doesn’t want any of this. Deep down inside he knows he has no chance against me. He got mopped up by Dong Hyun Kim. I retired Dong Hyun Kim. He got mopped up by RDA. I beat fucking the living brakes off RDA, left him for dead. Nate Diaz is a little b***h. He knows who runs the West Coast. That’s Colby “Chaos” Covington.”
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This article first appeared on BJPENN.COM on 5/27/2019.