Colby Covington drops Ian Machado Garry fight talks: “No one cares about the kid”

Colby Covington not interested to fight Ian Machado Garry, wants Belal Muhammad or Charles Oliveira next.

by Aryan Lakhani
Colby Covington drops Ian Machado Garry fight talks: “No one cares about the kid”
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The talks of a potential welterweight clash between Colby Covington and Ian Machado Garry may have hit a dead end as Covington isn’t interested in entertaining a fight with Machado Garry unless and until he adheres to the ‘3 stipulations’.

Colby Covington recently expressed his inclination to fight contenders who are more relevant.

He named Belal Muhammad and Charles Oliveira for a future showdown.

Colby Covington on fighting Ian Machado Garry

Recently, on Submission Radio, Colby Covington explained why he’s not interested in fighting Ian Machado Garry.

“He’s going to have to learn the basic principle of life — you’re going to have to learn things the hard way,” Covington said, as quoted by “So I don’t know, I don’t know if that ship will come back around.

I said what I needed to say about him. I said the truth and nothing but the truth. He coming off a split decision against a busboy [Geoff Neal]. The kid’s serving Bloomin’ Onions over at Outback Steakhouse. He’s not even a full-time fighter.

You’re coming off a split decision over that guy and you’re trying to act like you call the shots and I’ll do as I’m told? No kid, you’ll do as you’re told, and you’ll go sit there in a corner because you’re Corner McGregor”.

Colby Covington on Ian Machado Garry’s undefeated record

“No one cares about the kid, He’s irrelevant. He doesn’t have any high-profile wins. He does nothing for my career. Why would I fight a guy like this? If I go out there and beat this guy, everybody’s just going to be like, ‘Oh, he’s a freaking nobody.

There’s local jobbers on the independent circuit that are undefeated, so big deal, you took his 0. He hasn’t beaten anybody, he’s a nobody.’ So the fight does nothing for my career”.

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