EXCLUSIVE | Colby Covington explains beef with Matt Serra

Last week, former UFC welterweight champ and new UFC Hall of Famer Matt Serra made headlines after a video of him taking down a troublesome drunk went viral. Shortly after this video surfaced, current UFC interim welterweight champion Colby Covington took to Twitter, where he went off on Serra in a series of savage Tweets.

“SERRA, You need a rearview mirror with a TELESCOPE attached to see the days when you were slapping anybody,” Covington said in his first Tweet about Serra. “You’re IRRELEVANT.”

“You’re just another short, fat, bald obnoxious guy from Long Island with a failing business, big mouth and little dick,” Covington continued in a second Tweet.

“More people have walked on the moon than listened to your podcast. You are Dana’s Farnsworth Bentley, go hold his umbrella.”

“Your nickname is now…. The MUMBLING DUMPLING,” Covington concluded in his final anti-Serra Tweet.

Speaking to host Jason Kindschy on the latest episode of BJPENN.COM Radio, Colby Covington explained why he’s not a fan of Serra.

“The dislike for Serra comes from, he’s been trying to downgrade me my whole career,” Covington said. “The last couple fights, [he was] picking against me to win. Saying all this stupid stuff, but he’s been looking for my attention for a while Jason. He goes on his little podcast, he’s like, ‘Oh, if I ever see Colby in person I’ll slap him in the face.’

“So he’s got my attention now,” Covington continued. “I didn’t give him my attention before, but he’s got my attention now. The thing is, is that, Matt Serra is gonna need a step stool to talk to me eye-to-eye. You see how tall he is, he’s like a little midget. And not only that, he’s lost three of his last four fights. He’s 11-7. He’s a joke man. All he does is hold Dana White’s umbrella. So he’s there to make Dana White laugh, and the guy’s a comedian. He’s a joke … No, it’s not very cool to ride a 50 year old man on the floor, that’s not cool anymore these days.”

Covington also believes Serra’s recent viral video was set up.

“Not only that, the video was set-up,” he said. “They wanna give Serra some hype before he goes in the Hall of Fame, ’cause no one cares about him anymore. So, definitely that was a joke. Man, that’s cool, ‘Oh, let’s start our video camera. Let’s get this guy on the ground, and you can ride this 50 year old man.’ That’s real cool — not.”

What do you think of Colby Covington’s beef with Matt Serra?

This article first appeared on BJPenn.com on 7/12/2018.