Colby Covington: ‘Nate Diaz Is A Little B****’
After almost three years away from the Octagon, Nate Diaz is set to return at UFC 241, against Anthony Pettis. Although both fighters have spent the majority of their careers competing at lightweight, they will meet in a welterweight bout, in the co-main event.
It’s a fight that has got most MMA fans excited. And not just the fans. Even Colby Covington appears to be looking forward to this one. Talking recently on the latest episode of BJPenn.com Radio, Covington said it was an ‘exciting matchup for the fans’.
“Two lightweights coming up to welterweight because they’re on these doughboy diets. 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?”
Obviously it wouldn’t be Colby compliment, without a bit of shade thrown in. Particularly towards ‘little b****’ Diaz.
“Nate Diaz, his energy, he’s not the same guy as on cameras as he is off the camera. 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****. He knows who runs the West Coast. That’s Colby “Chaos” Covington.”
Diaz’s two fights with Conor McGregor were both at welterweight. Prior to those, the last time the younger Diaz brother fought at 170lbs, was in 2011. Pettis made his UFC welterweight debut at UFC Nashville in March, where he knocked out Stephen Thompson. ‘Showtime’ had fought once previously at 170lbs, back in 2008.
Covington is set to challenge Kamaru Usman for the UFC welterweight title later in the year.
Would you like to see Nate Diaz or Anthony Pettis face Colby Covington at some point down the road?