Covington ignores pressure from Garry and minimizes intention to face Irishman at UFC 303

The North American guarantees that he wants to perform at the event, but avoids confirming a fight against the welterweight star

Colby Covington is the former interim UFC welterweight champion. Photo: Reproduction/Twitter @ufc)

Colby covington is a former interim UFC welterweight champion. Photo: Reproduction/Twitter @ufc)

Subject of great pressure from Ian Machado Garry about a possible duel in UFC 303, Colby covington minimized any expectations created by the Irishman. After his rival failed to meet his demands, the North American demonstrated that he takes his proposals and statements seriously. In this ocasion, the veteran stated that he would only carry out a confrontation if the 'rule' was obeyed.

"This boy, Ian Gary. He is nobody. I gave him some conditions and said, 'Hey man, if you want to fight me, you have to show me that you're serious about business.' When I do business, I take it seriously. I attend all the fights. I never gave up on a fight. He should have been at the press conference (UFC 296). He withdrew on the day of the press conference because he knew I would be on stage and that we would have a fight. This shows me that he is not taking business seriously,” Colby said in an interview with 'TwinsPod'.


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Despite the statement, Colby guaranteed that he will be present at the UFC 303, scheduled for June 29th.

“I’m going to fight this summer, for sure. Someone will fight. They're trying to figure out who's the biggest name and the best deal we can make for the UFC. International Fight Week is their big event in the summer. The UFC has a big festival all week and ends with this big pay-per-view on Saturday”, he concluded.


Ian Gary want to face Colby covington No. UFC 303 (Photo: Montage/SUPER FIGHTS)

Looking to get back on the winning track, Colby avoids pinning whoever he wants to face next. In the process of recovery after fracturing the foot Leon edwards in December, the fighter has been exchanging provocations with Ian, who is looking forward to having the penultimate fight of the event that will be headlined by Conor McGregor x Michael chandler.

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