Colby Covington hasn’t walked back the controversial comments he made following his win at UFC Fight Night 119, and the outspoken welterweight isn’t about to apologize to his Brazilian, ATT teammates either.
After Covington referred to Sao Paulo as a “dump” on Saturday, and Brazilian fans as “filthy animals”, the ATT fighter has been widely criticized. In fact, ATT members Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva and Amanda Nunes, have both spoke out against Covington publicly, as has ATT co-founder, Ricardo Liborio (who is no longer with the team, however).
But, when Covington was asked to respond, the brash fighter said this (quote via MMA Junkie):
“I don’t really care about Amanda Nunes. I don’t really care about ‘Bigfoot’ Silva, you know. They’re not my friends. They never have been my friends, and they never will be my friends.”
“It’s not a team. I’m not part of a team,” Covington added “… We’re not in a points-scoring system like basketball or football, where it’s a team. This is an individual sport. I do represent American Top Team, but I don’t represent any other fighters in that gym.”
Chances are there could be some tense moments in the following weeks at ATT no?