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Midnight Mania! Polyana Viana denies ‘revolting’ sexual comments from Colby Covington

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Just last week, Colby Covington came out with an interesting reason to decline a short-notice opportunity to fight Leon Edwards. Money demands are one thing — UFC and Covington have a long history of negotiation drama — but Covington also claimed he was “balls deep” in UFC Strawweight Polyana Viana and thus too busy for the main event slot.

Now, Viana has gone online to deny Covington’s claims.

“I have never given room for any kind of comment or judgment about my personal life,” Viana wrote (via Google Translate). “but it is not for me to judge the person’s attitude. I feel sorry for those who act so low to try to promote themselves. It is revolting.”

When “Chaos” posted the following picture to Instagram, the rumors that the two were dating immediately began. Viana immediately tried to quell them, responding on her page “we’re just friends” and explaining that she had a boyfriend.

Regardless of the truth behind the situation — this author has little doubt that Covington is likely promoting himself like usual — fairly graphic public claims of a sexual relationship with a coworker is likely not a great move. UFC tends to stay out of such situations, but it could make life at Covington’s new fight camp difficult.

He’s been kicked out of his home gym once before! “Chaos” might just run out of suitable places to train in South Florida at this rate.

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Sleep well Maniacs! More martial arts madness is always on the way.