Surging UFC welterweight contender Colby Covington will not issue an apology despite receiving a large amount of backlash regarding his UFC Fight Night 119 post-fight comments.
“Chaos” defeated former title challenger Demian Maia via unanimous decision in the co-main event of last night’s UFC fight card in Sao Paulo. Following his high profile win, Covington took to the mic where he decided to trash the country of Brazil and issue a challenge to current welterweight title holder Tyron Woodley.
“I should have knocked him (Demian Maia) out. Brazil you’re a dump! All you filthy animals suck! I’ve got one thing to say.. Tyron Woodley I’m coming for you! If you don’t answer the front door, I am going to knock it in and take what’s mine, that welterweight belt!”
As soon as his post-fight interview ended, security rushed Covington out of the arena because fans were attempting to strike him with bottles and other objects from the crowd.
“That was unlike anything I’ve ever been through in my life,” Covington told MMAjunkie following the event. “Beer bottles flying across my head. I got hit a couple times by a couple bottles, but the security did a good job. There was like 20 guys huddled over me making sure my head was low. (UFC exec) Reed Harris said he had to pull some guy out of the stands that hit me with a bottle. Man, it was chaos. And that’s what comes with my nickname. I enjoyed it. I had a great time out there. It was a lot of fun.”
“Chaos” will not walk back on anything he said and doesn’t care if people found his remarks offensive.
“I don’t walk back anything I said because I don’t think I said anything that offensive,” Covington said. “Look at the stuff they’re saying to me all week, the stuff in the walkout. They’re saying, ‘Oh, you’re a (expletive). You’re going to die. You’re a (expletive). You’re this.’ Homophobic slurs. All these different super-nasty remarks. Where’s the double standard at? They can say these things, but I say, ‘Oh, the place is a dump’ and ‘they’re filthy animals’ just as a game? This is a game to me. I’m just having fun with it. I’m just trying to promote and make it fun for the fans. How am I taking criticism from that? Look at what they’re saying to me. Stop having a double standard.”
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