Colby Covington has hit out at UFC welterweight champion Kamaru Usman’s manager Ali Abdelaziz for suggesting that Nate Diaz could be the next in line for a title shot.
Covington was finished by Usman in the final minute of their title fight at UFC 245. ‘Chaos’ has since beat former kingpin Tyron Woodley at UFC Vegas 11, and is expected to run it back with ‘The Nigerian Nightmare’ later this year, according to Dana White.
In a recent interview however, Abdelaziz said that Covington doesn’t deserve a title shot, and claimed Usman could fight Diaz next, as he brings more to the table than the former interim champion.
Ali Abdelaziz Isn’t The Matchmaker
Speaking to James Lynch (as transcribed by BJPenn.com), Covington said that Abdelaziz should stop with his false narratives and let the UFC bigwigs do their job.
“Fake news. That’s so standard and typical of Ali Abdel-a-sleaze, it’s just more fake news,” Covington said. “He’s just putting out narratives that aren’t true and he’s just hoping that people are going to grasp his straws and believe it. But (Usman) can’t get out of this ass-beating and deep down inside he knows that.
“Ali, you’re not the matchmaker to the UFC. You’re not Dana White, you’re not Hunter Campbell, you’re not Ari Emmanuel. You’re nothing to that company, man. You’re a peasant to them. So stop talking with kings and let the big boys do business on our own.”
Abdelaziz has also been trolling Covington on social media. Earlier this month, the Dominance MMA chief posted a photoshopped image of social media superstar Hasbulla Magomedov punching the California native in the face.
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