The ‘Tribute to the Kings’ event headlined by MMA legend Anderson Silva and former WBC middleweight titleholder Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. took place on Saturday, June 19, at Jalisco Stadium in Guadalajara, Mexico. It was promoted by Borizteca Boxing and Toscano Promotions and produced by Global Sports Streaming. As revealed by reports, it seems the promoters of the event wanted to get UFC megastars, Nate and Nick Diaz, to compete in boxing matches at the event as well. However, while Nate Diaz was definitely interested in competing at the event, it seems the UFC prevented him from doing so. Jake Paul also begged Nate Diaz in a previously leaked phone call.
Nate Diaz also squared off against Leon Edwards at UFC 263 in a highly competitive fight that saw Nate Diaz lose in a shocking result to the fight. After the fight, Edwards called for a shot at Kamaru Usman’s UFC welterweight title following his win and that irritated people including Gilbert Burns.
Colby Covington recently spoke on Submission Radio, where blasted Nate Diaz.
“He was begging for Nate Diaz. He’s a lightweight jobber, a Stockton soy boy. He hasn’t won a fight in 6 years.”
On top of that, Covington put Kamaru Usman on blast for his choice of opponents.
“No one wants to talk about my evolution as a fighter. They just want to talk about how Marty (Kamaru Usman) is unbeatable. He’s beating these lightweight scrubs. He’s beating a guy who’s been beaten up 10 years ago, my son, journeyman, fragile guy, ‘Street Judas’ Masvidal. I mean the guy is a bum.”
We will have to see if Covington can beat Usman or not.