Colby Covington has to be one of the most controversial active fighters in the UFC in recent years, especially after Conor McGregor walked away from the cage. The American fighter has been known for having strong opinions about his rivals and on politics, too, as he's an avid defender of POTUS Donald Trump, the military force and police departments.
Following an easy victory over Tyron Woodley on Saturday night, Colby took some time to take a shot at Los Angeles Lakers superstar LeBron James.
Bron has been very outspoken against racial injustice and police brutality but Covington isn't having any of that. During his post-fight interview, he sent a big message to Bron while dedicating his victory to the military.
“Jon Anik, let me start off by saying, you’ve been doing a tremendous job lately,” Covington said. “You’ve been working so hard tonight, so let me take this off your hands for a minute. Ladies and gentlemen, the silent majority is ready to make some noise. If you thought that was a beating, wait till November 3rd. when Donald Trump gets his hands on ‘Sleepy Joe’ (Joe Biden). That’s gonna be a landslide.“
“I wanna dedicate this fight, to all the first responders, all the military out there, you know this world would not be safe without you guys, you know, you keep us safe – not these woke athletes, I’m sick of these woke athletes. These spineless cowards like LeBron James. And speaking of spineless fake cowards, ‘Marty Fakenews Man’ (Kamaru Usman), ‘Street Judas’ (Jorge Masvidal), we got unfinished business, there’s nowhere to run and there’s nowhere to hide. I’m coming for you, you’re next.“
Knowing how polarized people are in the US, plenty of fans enjoyed that message from Colby, including former baseball player Aubrey Huff, who recently had sent a similar message to Bron and all the players fighting for racial equality in the NBA. Huff joined the message and while he congratulated Covington, told James to 'eat a d--k'.
LeBron is focused on the job the Lakers need to do to win the title this year. He has been fighting against injustices in America against black people but some people just don't understand. This is the state of things now, if you don't think as I do, you're my enemy.