Colby Covington trashed Khamzat Chimaev for Almost Retiring after battling COVID-19.
Covington has a number of potential fights awaiting him including rising MMA star Khamzat Chimaev, who put on another dominating performance with an incredible first-round submission win over Li Jingliang at UFC 267.
Speaking to the media ahead of UFC 268, Covington trashed Chimaev, for contemplating retirement after he suffered from a severe case of COVID-19 earlier this year. When asked whether ‘Borz’ was deserving of a title shot, Covington said:
“You mean ‘C*mshot’? he’s got a lot more work than get three fights in the UFC. You guys hype these guys up real quick, but let’s not forget that he was put down by the common cold,”
“He was ready to retire off the common cold. That’s a 99.9 percent survival rate to beat the common cold and Chimaev was ready to give it up and retire. I’m not the cold. The cold has a 99.9% survival rate. I tell you what, you get in the UFC octagon with me, it’s a lot less survival rate than that.”