Colby Covington, the UFC welterweight contender was furious after Khamzat Chimaev’s weight miss. He didn’t hold back when Chimaev missed weight by a whopping 7.5 pounds before his highly anticipated bout against Nate Diaz.
Dubbing Chimaev a “dog face looking mf*ker,” Covington claimed to be the reason for Chimaev’s move to middleweight was Dana White, blaming him for endangering the promotion’s main event and ruining their business.
Fanning the Flames of Controversy: Colby Covington and Jorge Masvidal Slam Chimaev’s Unprofessionalism
Speaking on ‘Submission Radio,’ Covington didn’t mince words as he unleashed his fury on Chimaev. “He’s afraid of me. I am the reason he ran away from this division,” Covington exclaimed.
“He knew I would melt him, he knew what would happen if he got locked in there with raw American steel and twisted s* appeal. He had nothing for me, and he knows that deep down inside.”
Covington continued his tirade, slamming Chimaev’s credentials and calling him a “f**king bum.” He criticized Chimaev’s hype despite only beating regional-level fighters. And he questioned his professionalism after missing weight by such a significant margin. “He ruined the UFC’s business, man. What are you doing missing by nine pounds?” Covington exclaimed in frustration.
But Covington was not the only one in the UFC community to condemn Chimaev’s unprofessionalism. Former UFC fighter Jorge Masvidal also took aim at Borz, calling him out for calling out other fighters despite failing to make weight.
Masvidal, who holds the BMF championship title too echoed Covington’s sentiments. He stated that Chimaev lacked seriousness and professionalism, which resulted in him not having any fights lined up.
Middleweight Mayhem: Chimaev’s Move Stirs Drama in UFC’s Welterweight Ranks
The fallout from Chimaev’s weight-cutting debacle has left a sour taste in the mouths of UFC fighters and fans alike. With Covington and Masvidal among those expressing outrage, and Chimaev’s move to middleweight stirring controversy. The drama and tension in the welterweight division continue to escalate.
As the UFC management grapples with this challenging situation, fight enthusiasts anxiously anticipate the resolution, while holding out hope that fighters will uphold the highest level of professionalism and sportsmanship, as befitting the electrifying world of combat sports.