American Top Team fighters react to teammate Colby Covington’s controversial post-fight remarks

October 29, 2017 4:20 pm by Tom Taylor
Colby Covington

Last night, in the co-main event of the UFC’s action-packed stop in Sao Paulo, Brazil, red-hot welterweight contender Colby Covington stepped into the Octagon for a battle with Demian Maia. The fight stood out as the biggest test of Covington’s career thus far, and he passed it with flying colors, denying Maia’s repeated takedown attempts and beating him up on the feet.

Shortly after Covington’s unanimous decision win was announced, he was given a moment on the microphone by UFC light heavyweight champion and Octagon-side color commentator Daniel Cormier. What followed was a fiery callout of UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley, and a heated anti-Brazil tirade, during which he referred to Sao Paulo as a “dump”, and its residents as “filthy animals.”

Unsurprisingly, Covington’s post-fight remarks drew the ire of many of his peers, including some of his teammates at American Top Team.

See some of the reactions from Covington’s ATT stablemates below (h/t Nick Baldwin of BloodyElbow)

What did you think of Colby Covington’s post-fight remarks?

This article first appeared on on 10/29/2017.


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