Nate Diaz vs. Anthony Pettis is one of the most anticipated bouts of the year, but the way Colby Covington sees it, neither man will ever challenge for the welterweight title.
Speaking to BJPenn.com in a recent interview, ‘Chaos’ said he expects a ‘slobber knocker’ between two over the hill, bloated up welterweights who have no business competing at 170 pounds.
“Two lightweights coming up to welterweight because they’re on these doughboy diets,” Covington said, “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.”
Covington then homed in on Diaz, calling the Stockton slugger ‘a little b-tch’ who acts completely different off camera.
“Nate Diaz, his energy, he’s not the same guy as on cameras as he is off the camera,” Covington 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.”
UFC 241, which is expected to feature Diaz vs. Pettis on the main card, takes place later this year, Aug. 17 at the Honda Center in Anaheim, California.
As for Covington, the streaking welterweight contender and former interim champ is expected to challenge Kamaru Usman for the title later this year. No date or venue has been announced for the bout.