Do not count Chael Sonnen among Colby Covington’s haters. No, “The Bad Guy” has actually become a big fan of his fellow Oregonian, and thinks that other fighters should be taking notes when Covington does his thing.
“I think people can learn from Colby,” Sonnen said on the latest episode of BJ Penn Radio. “He’s going to be in that pool by himself, because all these crybabies can’t stand to hear anybody boo them. He’s just being himself and it’s what all fighters should do. We’ll see these fighters come out. They want to act like some religious angel or they’re the world’s nicest guy, when they’re nothing more than a dirty rotten cage fighter.”
“Be whoever you are,” Sonnen continued. “If you’re a funny guy, be the funny guy. If you’re the smart ass, be the smart ass, but just be who you are. Don’t try to fool any of us, and Colby’s not. This is who he is. I’ve known him since he was 11 years old. He’s not working an angle here. This isn’t some act, he’s just sick of staying quiet. He’s tired of it, he feels like he’s been overlooked. Man, I know that feeling. I’ll remind you, one minute ago, you were talking about George St. Pierre, the most decorated, biggest draw in the history of the business and now you’re talking about Colby Covington.”
“Colby Covington, your show just ended up on the same page as George St. Pierre.”
In fact, Sonnen believes we all owe Colby Covington a big thank you for keeping us entertained. In his opinion, we’re lucky Covington isn’t charging us.
“The guy is doing something right,” he said. “If he’s hurting a bunch of people’s feelings, well F them anyway. Who’s feelings do you care about, these crybaby fighters or apparently these crybaby fans? And it’s bonus material for us, I mean Colby’s going to fight three times a year, which gives us the opportunity to be entertained by him for 45 minutes a year and this guy’s found a way to keep us entertained 15 hours a day, seven days a week. How about a little thank you too!”
“We don’t even have to pay for that,” he added. “I got to pay for his fights three times a year, but the other 362 days he’s giving to us for nothing. How about a little thank you thrown Colby’s way every now and then.”
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This article first appeared on BJPenn.com on 30/11/2017.