Rafael dos Anjos traded verbal shots with Colby Covington leading up to their bout last weekend, and evidently the former lightweight champ hasn’t squashed his issues with “Chaos”.
RDA faced the controversial fighter in the co-main event of UFC 225, and lost the bout via unanimous decision. With the win, Covington laid claim to the interim welterweight title.
Well, we hadn’t heard much from dos Anjos following the defeat, but recently he posted the statement below. RDA doesn’t specifically mention Covington in the statement, but we all know the “bad guys” reference is directed towards the new interim champ.
Hey guys I want to thank you all for the messages and the support. I am a very competitive guy and I confess I never know how to handle defeat. I did my best inside the octagon, I had the support of the best coaches in the world. The result was not mine, but nothing will make me give up. I am a challenge driven guy and this is just another one in my way. In 2014, after the fight against Khabib, I worked very hard, and with God’s blessing, 11 months later I became the Lightweight champion. This time it won’t be any different. I got the chance to fight for the interim belt after only three fights in the welterweight division. My path in this weight class has just started. I know what I am capable of, I know what I can achieve. I won’t give up my dreams because of the first obstacle in this division. Now it’s time to see what did not work, improve, and get back to my path to the top. God knows everything. Bad guys win sometimes in real life, but at the end, the good guys always win. You can lose the battle, but never the war. Thank God I have the best friends and family I could ask for. I’ll be back soon stronger than ever. You’ll see!
UFC 225 went down in Chicago, Illinois.