Colby Covington has become one of the most polarizing fighters in mixed martial arts, generating massive amounts of backlash for his controversial comments and brash actions. The top welterweight contender has already been lambasted by a number of his fellow fighters, and now, we can add Conor McGregor training partner and current Bellator star Dillon Danis to the list.
Several days ago, a fan on Twitter made a comparison between Danis and Covington, calling Danis “the Colby Covington of Bellator.”
Danis did not take kindly to this comparison, and shared his thoughts on Covington in a very succinct followup Tweet.
Fuck Colby Covington. https://t.co/Q45cLjYNCV
— Dillon Danis (@dillondanis) May 5, 2018
“Fuck Colby Covington,” Danis said bluntly.
Danis, who is a decorated BJJ player, recently made his anticipated mixed martial arts debut, tapping out 2-4 fighter Kyle Walker with a toe-hold on the main card of Bellator 198. Given his growing reputation among fans, we can probably expect to see him back in the Bellator cage soon.
Covington, meanwhile, last fought in October, when he thumped former middleweight and welterweight title challenger Demian Maia to a unanimous decision victory. Covington’s next fight will occur in the co-main event of UFC 225, when he battles Rafael dos Anjos for interim welterweight gold. The outspoken wrestling specialist is currently an impressive 13-1 as a pro.
What do you think of Dillon Danis’s take on Colby Covington? Would you be interested in seeing these two fight somewhere down the line?
This article first appeared on BJPenn.com on 5/7/2018.