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Ian Machado Garry ‘has to indicate me he’s critical’

Colby Covington suggests Ian Machado Garry is the one which’s not critical about combating him.

Covington (17-4 MMA, 12-4 UFC) and Garry (14-0 MMA, 7-0 UFC) have gone back-and-forth about doubtlessly dealing with one another, however a matchup is but to materialize.

Nonetheless, Garry has a special aspect to the story. The undefeated fighter hinted at a struggle provide towards Covington from the UFC, however claims it’s Covington who received’t signal the contract. Covington says the plan is to return at UFC 303 on June 29.

“I’m going to struggle this summer time for positive. Somebody’s going to get fought,” Covington mentioned on the “Twins Pod.” “They’re attempting to determine who the most important identify and the very best enterprise that we are able to do for the UFC. Worldwide Struggle Week is like their large occasion in the summertime that the UFC does.

“They’ve an enormous pageant all week, large occasions they arrange, and it’s capped off by this large pay-per-view on Saturday. So I feel that’s once they’re planning for me is Worldwide Struggle Week. (We’re) simply attempting to determine who who’s going to be the man.”

Garry referred to as out Covington after defeating Geoff Neal at UFC 298 in February. Covington finally responded, however mentioned he’d solely struggle Garry if he met three stipulations. Covington and Garry had been going to share the stage for the UFC 296 pre-fight press convention this previous December, however Garry no confirmed and later withdrew from his struggle towards Vicente Luque attributable to a battle with pneumonia.

“There’s this child that’s been calling me out,” Covington mentioned. “This child, Ian Garry, he’s a no person. I gave him some stipulations and mentioned, ‘Hey man, if you wish to struggle me, you must present me you’re critical about enterprise,’ as a result of after I do enterprise, I’m critical about it. I present as much as each struggle. I’ve by no means pulled out of 1 struggle. I’ve been injured, I’ve been sick, however I at all times present up and do my enterprise as a result of I like the UFC as the best group on the earth.

“So he has to indicate me he’s critical. He was purported to be on my final occasion within the press convention. He pulls out the day of the press convention as a result of he knew I used to be going to be on stage, and we’re going to have some beef. In order that exhibits me that he’s not critical.”

At UFC 296, Covington misplaced to welterweight champion Leon Edwards by unanimous determination. The previous multiple-time title challenger is raring to run issues again with Edwards after breaking his foot early of their struggle.

“I’ve acquired unfinished enterprise with my final struggle, Leon Edwards, the man that has the title proper now,” Covington mentioned. “I broke my foot within the first 5 seconds of the struggle. I threw a kick. It broke in three totally different locations. In order that wasn’t me that night time. So whoever I’ve to undergo to get that struggle (is what I would like).”

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