Leon Edwards furious about Colby Covington getting next title shot
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After Leon Edwards defended his title and won the match against Kamaru Usman, Dana White immediately confirmed on the press that Colby Covington is the new No. 1 contender. Edwards is not at all satisfied with what he heard: "I don’t know how that makes sense,” Edwards said, as quoted by MMAfighting.com “He hasn’t fought for over a year and a half.
Sat out, not injured, I just don’t get how he just slides in for the world title shot when there’s other guys in the division that’s been active, been fighting, didn’t sit out. Like I said, I’m the king now.
I’ve earned my way. I feel I should decide who’s next”.
Leon Edwards and Colby Covington
Edwards revealed who he would like to face. He still doesn't understand how Covington can be a contender just like that.
“If we go pay-per-view wise, I’d probably go if Masvidal beats Burns, that’s the fight to make. If you’re going pay-per-view wise but I just don’t see how Colby sits out for a year, not injured and then just slides in for a title shot when I had to win 12 fights to get there.
When I was trying to get my title shot, they’re always saying who is he and I don’t know who he is and now I’m the king. Now he’s allowed to just jump the line and just jump straight in? Like I said, I’m the king now.
I’ll decide who’s next”. Leon thinks that Masvidal is a 'weirdo' It is precisely for this reason that he would like to face him and show him his strength. “I just don’t like [Masvidal] so I feel like that’s the one I need to get back.
There’s a storyline there to tell. If he gets the job done, I’ll have a look, I’ll consider it and if he begs me, I might let him slide in here. For him, I just don’t like him. I think he’s a weirdo.
I don’t know what to say about him. The only reason I would give him the shot is because I don’t like him. That’s it. I think it would be an easy fight for me and that’s it. He’s just a weirdo”.