Colby Covington is what we’d call a “heel.”
The guy is a great fighter but a total asshole, a trash-talking former collegiate All-American wrestler who now competes in the UFC’s Welterweight division.
Covington beat Rafael Dos Anjos at UFC 225 on Saturday to claim the interim belt and set up a future fight with division champion Tyron Woodley. He used part of his post-fight press conference to slag the Philadelphia Eagles for “disrespecting” the country:
— SI Ringside (@SI_Ringside) June 10, 2018
Well, they didn’t kneel for the anthem, but whatever. We’ve been over this before.
Covington said similar stuff about the Eagles (and threw in the Warriors) during weigh-ins:
— SI Ringside (@SI_Ringside) June 9, 2018
The Woodley/Covington fight is now a win/win in my book.
If Woodley wins, Covington can finally shut his whore mouth.
And if Covington wins, the UFC’s most boring champion is dethroned.