Colby Covington uninterested in fighting ‘Nobody’ Ian Garry at UFC 303: ‘He has to show me how he’s serious’

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Colby Covington has shut down talks of fighting Ian Machado Garry next time out.

Covington and Garry have recently taken shots at one another, as both called for the fight to happen. However, nothing has come to fruition, but ‘Chaos’ says he wants to return at UFC 303 on June 29 at International Fight Week.

“I think that’s when they’re planning for me, International Fight Week,” Colby Covington told TwinsPod (h/t MMA Mania). “Just trying to figure out who who’s gonna be the guy. I got unfinished business with my last fight Leon Edwards, the guy that has the title right now. I broke my foot in the first five seconds of that fight. I threw a kick, it broke in three different places. So, that wasn’t me that night. I’m gonna probably have to fight someone else to get back to him. So, whoever.”

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With Colby Covington expecting to fight at UFC 303, many assumed Garry would be his opponent. However, the former interim welterweight champ isn’t interested in that fight, as he says Garry is a nobody.

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“There’s this kid that’s been calling me out,” Covington said. “This kid, Ian Garry, he’s a nobody. I gave him some stipulations and said, ‘Hey man, if you wanna fight me, you have to show me you’re serious about business.’ Because when I do business, I’m serious about it. I show up to every fight. I’ve never pulled out of one fight. I’ve been injured. I’ve been sick. But I always show up and do my business because I love the UFC as the greatest organization on world. So, he has to show me he’s serious.

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“He was supposed to be on my last event in the press conference. He pulls out the day of the press conference because he knew I was gonna be on stage, and we’re gonna have some beef. So, that shows me that he’s not serious,” Covington added.

Colby Covington broke foot in title fight loss

Colby Covington is coming off a lackluster decision loss to Leon Edwards in December for the welterweight title, but he says he broke his foot just seconds into the fight.

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Covington was fighting for the undisputed welterweight title for the third time as ‘Chaos’ is now 0-3 in title fights, as he lost to Edwards and Kamaru Usman, twice.

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However, Covington is still ranked fourth at welterweight, so if he can string together a couple of wins in a row, he could get another crack at the belt.