Former UFC champion Sean Sherk is backing up Colby Covington’s claim that NBA Star LeBron James would not last ten seconds in a potential fight.
Following his impressive victory over Tyron Woodley this past Saturday, Covington slammed “woke athletes”, while naming James specifically, suggesting he was a “spineless coward”.
James caught wind of Covington’s comments and responded by suggesting that “probably 10 times out of 10, they’d sh*t their pants” if UFC athletes were to meet him in the ring.
Those comments did not sit well with Colby Covington or former UFC lightweight title holder Sean Sherk.
“LOL at the snowflakes that believe LeBron James could even last 10 seconds with me! If that coward had the balls or the ability to kick anyone’s ass, Delonte West would’ve lost his teeth long before his meth habit!”
Most recently the former UFC lightweight kingpin, Sherk (36-4-1 MMA), took to his official Facebook page where he scolded James for even thinking he could compete with any high level mixed martial artist.
He wouldn’t, he’s big, clumsy, slow, lacks the cardio it takes to fight, has no boxing ability, no wrestling ability, no…
“He wouldn’t, he’s big, clumsy, slow, lacks the cardio it takes to fight, has no boxing ability, no wrestling ability, no submission fighting skills. He has never been punched, kicked, kneed or elbowed and has no idea how to even react. LeBron James would get tooled by any high level mixed martial artist… including myself!!”
UFC middleweight standout Darren Till seemingly shared the same thoughts on the James-Covington situation (see his comments here).
Sean Sherk retired from mixed martial arts in September of 2010 following a split decision victory over Evan Dunham.
‘The Muscle Shark’ won the UFC’s vacant lightweight title in October of 2006 by defeating Kenny Florian. He would go on to earn one successful title defense when he defeated Hermes Franca at UFC 73.
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This article first appeared on BJPENN.com on September 23, 2020