Colby Covington Justifies Pressing Charges Against Werdum In Insulting New Rant

UFC welterweight Colby Covington has received some serious heat for his controversial statement from UFC Sao Paulo. After defeating Demian Maia, the fighter called Brazil a “dump” and Brazilians “filthy animals.”

Former UFC heavyweight champion Fabricio Werdum has since shared some heated comments on the fighter, which came to a pinnacle when the two met in the streets of Sydney, Australia. As seen in the video above, Werdum struck the fighter with a boomerang and punch Covington in the face. Werdum is now being charged for assault.

Speaking on The MMA Hour, Colby Covington offered an explanation as to why he is pressing charges against Werdum.

When asked why, Covington offered a heated comment:

“All of the people that are condoning violence and saying all of these hateful things to me are the same people that are cheating on their taxes, cheating on their wives. They are all a bunch of filthy animals.”

The fighter then returned to the question at hand, saying:

“Why I pressed charges is because it was going to be Werdum’s story versus my story, because the UFC didn’t know what to do about it. The only way I could get the hotel tapes was to file a police report and that’s what I did. I’m not trying to get money out of him. I’m not like that, but he’s going to be in the hands of the justice system. This has to do with something bigger than being fighters. We’re prize fighters. We are not street thugs.”