Colby Covington backed up some of his recent trash-talk at Saturday’s UFC Fight Night 119 main event. Taking on grappling phenom Damian Maia, the two fighters put on a bloody war for Sao Paulo, Brazil. In the end, Covington earned a unanimous decision victory over the Brazilian. Between Derek Brunson taking out Brazil’s on Lyoto “The Dragon” Machida with a swift knockout in the night’s main event and Covington’s performance over Demian Maia in the night’s co-main event, the Sao Paulo crowd was stunned. In his post-fight interview, Colby Covington riled the crowd by calling Brazil a “dump” and its citizens “filthy animals.”
The fighter was rushed out of the arena, as fans began throwing food and cursing at Covington on his way out. Now the night’s co-main event victor is potentially facing disciplinary measures from the UFC and he is not happy about it.
Speaking to MMA Uno, Covington said:
“I think it’s ridiculous, I can’t believe we’re even talking about this. Chael [Sonnen] and Conor [McGregor] like what have they said. They’ve said like ten things, homophobic, racial.
“I DIDN’T SAY ANYTHING HOMOPHOBIC, I DIDN’T SAY ANYTHING RACIAL.”
Continuing his thoughts on the matter, Covington added:
“I’m poking fun man. No one knows what happened to me on the walkout. They’re f***ing spitting at me, telling me I’m going to die, telling me f*** you and your mum and this and that. They’re throwing cups at me on the walkout, they tried to grab me as I walked out. I mean are you kidding me? I said they were filthy animals because they were being animals spitting at me and throwing stuff on me before the fight. This is on the walkout. But I’m the bad guy because I say the country is a dump?
“You know, at the end of the day this is all just fun and games. I’ve got a lot of respect for Brazil. I don’t think this is a serious matter and we shouldn’t even be talking about any punishment.”