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SINGAPORE - JUNE 17: Colby Covington of United States (front) reacts after his fight with Dong Hyun Kim of South Korea (back) in the Welterweight Bout during UFC Singapore Fight Night at Singapore Indoor Stadium on June 17, 2017 in Singapore. (Photo by Suhaimi Abdullah/Getty Images)

Despite Leon Edwards saying otherwise, Colby Covington is moving forward in preparation for fighting for the UFC welterweight title.

Edwards, who retained his belt recently, dismissed Covington as the No. 1 contender despite UFC president Dana White saying different.

During a recent appearance on Submission Radio, Covington reassured fans that he is the next challenger.

“Dana White and the UFC, Hunter Campbell and all those, I took them out in Miami. Cause I am the king of Miami,” Covington said. “So, I had to show them proper hospitality here in Miami. So, we had a great talk. He’s got nowhere to go. If Leon doesn’t want to fight, I’ve already been assured that it’s okay. They’ll just strip him, and I’m next in line.

“So, the fact that he’s trying to cry and act all privileged is just funny. But there’s nowhere to go. Dana has assured me I’m fighting him this summer. I don’t know the location yet. We’ll have to wait to see from Dana and the big bosses at the UFC what they decide.”

Hear what else Covington had to say about Edwards, Jorge Masvidal retiring, Gilbert Burns and more: