Colby Covington has found himself in some hot water, as “Chaos” is now under review by Ultimate Fighting Championship’s (UFC) Code of Conduct Committee.
After defeating Demian Maia in the co-main event of UFC Fight Night 119 last night (Sat., Oct. 28, 2017) in Sao Paulo, Brazil (video replay here), Covington once again slammed the country of Brazil, calling it a “dump” and its citizens “filthy animals.”
His tirade prompted the locals to shower Colby with trash on his way backstage.
UFC Senior Vice President David Shaw took to the post-fight presser to announce his disdain for Colby’s comments and revealed that the promotion would indeed be looking into the matter.
“Overall, I thought the fan reactions throughout the course of the night were fantastic generally,” Shaw said. “Brazilian fans are obviously very intelligent, very knowledgeable about the sport, very scrutinizing, and generally it was loud and energetic and boisterous the whole time,” he said.
“In terms of the fan reactions with Covington fighting, there’s no way for us to support any fans throwing items at any staff or any fighters. However, having said that, we are taking the situation with Covington very seriously. It’s already being reviewed by our code of conduct committee and it’s something that we are not very happy about.”
“We’ve got to go back and look at it,” Shaw added. “It’s not something we are proud of. Our investment and our support of Brazilian fans, Brazilian athletes and the Brazilian market is steadfast and will continue. I think in our opinion it’s just something that is uncalled for and inappropriate.”
Of course, Covington isn’t the first fighter to take aim at Brazil, as Chael Sonnen and Conor McGregor both did it before him. That said, the two men never actually insulted the citizens quite like Covington did, opting to focus more on their Brazilian foes, instead.
For the record, neither Sonnen or McGregor ever faced any disciplinary action for their comments. What say you, Maniacs, did Covington go overboard with his insults and does it warrant disciplinary action?
For complete UFC Fight Night 119 results and coverage click here.