Khamzat Chimaev reacts to Colby Covington: I reacted like he’s a liar
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Khamzat Chimaev appeared on The MMA Hour. The topic was Colby Covington, who has been talked about more and more recently after Dana White confirmed that he will be the next one to face Leon Edwards. Chimaev spoke about the desire to fight him, but also the fact that Covington did not want to accept the match.
“I reacted like he’s a liar,” Chimaev said, as quoted by mmafighting.com “He lies. They called me four times, why it didn’t happen? They wanted it, the UFC wanted it, why didn’t it happen? Someone said, ‘No.’ I know it’s not me.
I go out with the media at that time and he was fighting. I showed it to everyone I want a fight with Colby, I posted a picture on Instagram, I tweet, everywhere I spoke about that I want to make a show and that will be an amazing fight.
A lot of people are going to watch that fight because the guy makes a show. People don’t like him because he lies too much, but he’s still a fighter."
Khamzat Chimaev on Colby Covington
Chimaev believes that it would be an easy match for him and that he would not have any major problems.
“For me, that’s an easy fight. Stylistically for me, it’s much easier. I’m a much better grappler than him, much better wrestler than him, my striking as well, hard punch. He spoke about his cardio. How’s he going to use his cardio? How is he going to take me down? How is he going to hurt me? He’s too little a boy.
He’s scared. That’s why when guys move up he starts, ‘I was never offered.’ Why didn’t you talk about that before? One day before, Dana White said Khamzat is moving up and the day after [Covington] starts to speak about me. Why didn’t he speak one week before that? Now you see”.