UFC welterweight contender Colby Covington had to spend another weekend irate that nobody in MMA was paying attention to him, which may explain why “Chaos” promptly talked himself back into the headlines by attacking Dustin Poirier and his wife, Jolie.
Because it worked so well for Conor McGregor.
Covington took umbrage with Poirier’s post-fight behavior at UFC 264, specifically the gloating “The Diamond” did when “Notorious” went down with a broken leg. According to “Chaos,” those in-cage antics revealed the Louisiana native’s true colors.
“I thought it showed the ‘charitable, nice guy,’ the true character of Dustin ‘The Doofus’ Soirier,” Covington told James Lynch (transcribed by Farah Hanoun). “It showed his true colors, character – he’s got his little prop, his wife Jolie out there. Obviously, she’s a prop. He only uses her for a prop because he knows he’s a piece of shit person and he wants to act like he’s a nice guy, family man, a father and a good husband. So it just showed his true character. He’s a dirtbag, and so is the whole camp he resides at.”
Poirier won his McGregor trilogy when “Notorious” snapped his leg during the opening frame of their UFC 264 headliner. Despite the finish, both fighters continued to talk trash after the fight, no doubt based on their heated (and overly-personal) buildup.
Covington, however, has his own beef with “The Diamond” after getting booted from American Top Team (ATT). Probably because “Chaos” couldn't stop running his mouth about his longtime teammates, which even got under the skin of this mouthy ex-champ.
So much for that public apology.
“His best money opportunity if he wants to do good business is to come up to 170 and see daddy,” Covington continued. “This is a personal rivalry. This isn’t like I’m trying to pick on someone and there’s no narrative to the fight. This guy, we go back 10 years training together and he said some things to me in the gym, I’ve said some things to him. There’s deep, deep, deep personal issues with this drama and this beef, and I just hope they get settled in the Octagon some day. But if they don’t, then the fans get to know who daddy is.”
Covington is expected to rematch welterweight champion Kamaru Usman later this year, probably around the same time Poirier challenges Charles Oliveira for the 155-pound strap. Perhaps victories on both sides could lead to a champion vs. champion grudge match like this previous showdown.
Or maybe “Chaos” will lose and (eventually) fade away.