It took the UFC a long time to find a main event for UFC 230, which went down on November 3 in New York City. One of the options that was on the table before the promotion landed on the card’s eventual Daniel Cormier vs. Derrick Lewis headliner was a welterweight scrap between Colby Covington and Nick Diaz.
Unfortunately for the fans, however, this fight never came to fruition.
Colby Covington isn’t surprised about that.
“Nick Diaz sure the hell don’t want to fight me,” Covington said on episode 108 of BJPENN Radio. “He got offered me in November at MSG but he’s a little bitch.”
Earlier this month, after UFC 230 had come and gone, Nick Diaz was linked to another fight, this time with Colby Covington training partner Jorge Masvidal.
Unfortunately, it now sounds as though this bout is a no-go too.
Again, Colby Covington does not find this surprising. He believes that, if Diaz gave the UFC any impression that he was interested in this fight, it was only to keep his name in the headlines.
“He’s trying to keep his name in the headlines, get some media, get a couple of extra Instagram followers,” Covington claimed. “He ain’t here to fight man, he’s done, he’s washed up. He can’t even fight anymore. When’s the last time he got a win? Like last generation? Last decade? No one gives a fuck about him anymore. He’s out partying in Vegas, doing lines of coke, beating up chicks because he ain’t beating up no guys. That’s all he can do is beat up chicks. So we’ve got the little Stockton, little pussy, ain’t doing shit no more.”
Nick Diaz has not fought since a 2015 no contest with Anderson Silva. Colby Covington, meanwhile, last fought in June, when he defeated Rafael dos Anjos by decision. He’s now chasing a long-awaited title fight with welterweight champ Tyron Woodley.
This article first appeared on BJPENN.COM on 12/19/2018.