Leon Edwards has put Colby Covington on blast after the welterweight star snubbed his call-out to fight him next month.
“If he wants a title shot, he has to beat someone like me,” a frustrated Edwards told ESPN. “I’m ranked No. 3 in the world, he got beat by the champion one fight ago (and) beat a washed-up Woodley, so I don’t understand where he goes from here if he wants to be a world champion. If Masvidal and Usman is getting made, then what does he do? He has to fight me.
“All these guys make excuses. ‘Oh, he’s not a big enough star, blah, blah, blah,’ but there’s no one that really wants to fight me. They all know I’m gonna get the victory over them, and I think that’s just making excuses as to why they don’t want to fight me. I’m ready to go, any of them guys in the top five, and that’s it.”
Edwards annoyance at the situation is understandable given that he’s now been on the sidelines waiting on a fight for over a year-and-a-half, despite being on an eight-fight winning streak, and has repeatedly been overlooked when it comes to title contention match-ups.
“Just stop being a b*tch and step up. He talks all this sh*t on social media, but he doesn’t want to fight. He makes excuses as to why he doesn’t want to fight. Then step up and stop being a b*tch. Let’s get this work.”