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Video: Colby Covington labels Sao Paulo a dump, gets booed at UFC Fight Night 119 open workouts

Why are fight fans booing Colby Covington?

Probably because the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) welterweight contender told the mixed martial arts (MMA) universe that Sao Paulo, Brazil — home of his UFC Fight Night 119 co-main event against Demian Maia -- was a “dump.”

Sound familiar?

They get to work this Saturday (Oct. 28, 2017) on FOX Sports 1.

Covington (12-1) rebounded from a submission loss to Warlley Alves in late 2015 to capture four in a row, including last June’s unanimous decision win over Dong Hyun Kim at UFC Fight Night 111 in Singapore.

Maia (25-7) worked his way up to a welterweight title shot by winning seven straight; however, it was all in vain as Tyron Woodley was able to repel the Brazilian jiu-jitsu wizard in a long and boring title defense at UFC 214 last July.

To see who else is fighting at UFC Fight Night 119 click here.

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