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Midnight Mania! Justin Gaethje ‘despises’ Colby Covington, would ‘love to slap him’

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For a long time, fans cracked jokes about Colby Covington’s inability to generate heat. He would win a fight, say something controversial, and no one would really react in any significant way. Covington did things like spoil popular movie franchises on Twitter, which was annoying, but ... no one really cared.

Times have changed. Covington has fully embraced the politics game, which is netting him presidential meetings and phone calls and a great deal more attention. He’s feuding with the current champion yet again — precisely what “Chaos” wants.

Not everyone is a fan. Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) interim Lightweight strap-hanger, Justin Gaethje, spoke at today’s virtual media event about just how much he detests Covington.

“The day I met him, I was singing his praises because of how professional he was and how he held himself,” Gaethje told reporters (transcription via TheScore). “But then he went on to do a bunch of interviews.

“I probably despise that man more than anybody on planet Earth, other than child pedophiles and murderers and things like that. He is a coward, he is a fake person. He stands there and acts like this soft-hearted dude, and then he gets behind a camera and is a total coward and a fake person. I’ve never met someone as fake as Colby Covington.

“As a man, I would love to slap him right across the face,” Gaethje said.

Both men are currently a bit preoccupied. Gaethje is preparing to challenge Khabib Nurmagomedov for the Lightweight crown on October 24 at UFC 254, while Covington is chasing a showdown with Jorge Masvidal.

However, that doesn’t mean there is no hope for a future showdown. The two are only separated by a single weight class, and Covington is known as a smaller Welterweight. Depending on how things shake out down the line, a grudge match is possible if this feud continues to develop.

Until then, maybe no more rallies together?

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Is this hilarious to anyone else?

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