Newly crowned UFC interim welterweight champion Colby Covington and former middleweight champion Michael Bisping entered a heated exchange during the live broadcast of UFC 225. Now Covington has come forward with a response to the scenario.
Colby Covington earned the interim welterweight belt with a unanimous decision victory over Rafael dos Anjos at UFC 225 over the weekend. Former middleweight champion Michael Bisping was serving as an analyst at the UFC on FOX desk for the event and shared a few heated words with Covington after the fighter’s title earning victory.
“We just said you fought a very, very good fight,” Bisping said. “If you care to open your ears and stop talking so much crap for one minute, you might hear that we gave you some compliments.”
“Stop talking crap? Isn’t that what you do best?” Covington responded. “That’s all you do is talk. Bisping, why don’t you come out, boy? I’ll retire you for good.”
Later speaking to MMA Junkie, Colby Covington has come forward with a statement concerning the incident.
“That’s probably why that fake FOX News is going under and it’s getting transferred to ESPN. That little one-eyed twerp should have realized what happen the last time he messed with the red, white and blue: The American forefather Dan Henderson left him unconscious.”
“So he needs to pipe down and not try to steal my spotlight. This is my spotlight. Whether he has personal feelings or not, he needs to set that aside. That was my moment. At the end of the day, this isn’t a gimmick. I am raw American steel and twisted sex appeal.”