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Colby Covington tries, fails to expose Dustin Poirier with leaked sparring video ahead of UFC 264

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When a guy (or gal) is scheduled to fight, they typically gear up in protective pads to avoid injury or in many cases an accidental cut, like the one that sent Ken Shamrock to the sidelines, promoted Seth Petruzelli to the Kimbo Slice main event, and brought the entire EliteXC promotion crumbling down.

Or the one that gave a long and prosperous career to Ilir Latifi.

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CHAMPIONSHIP DOUBLEHEADER! Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) returns to T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, on Dec. 11, 2021, with two thrilling world championship fights and a Bantamweight banger guaranteed to deliver fireworks. Lightweight champion, Charles Oliveira, will go for his first successful title defense when he takes on No. 1-ranked contender, Dustin Poirier, in the ESPN+streamed pay-per-view (PPV) main event. In UFC 269’s co-headliner, the greatest women’s fighter of all time, Amanda Nunes, defends her 135-pound crown against gritty No. 5-ranked Julianna Pena, while No. 15-seeded Bantamweight contender, Raulian Paiva, and Contender Series star, Sean O’Malley, aim to steal the show.

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With that in mind, it should not come as a surprise to see former UFC interim lightweight champion Dustin Poirier covered head-to-toe in this undated sparring footage released by former teammate Colby Covington, who is trying to scuff “The Diamond” just a few days out from his UFC 264 main event against Conor McGregor.

I guess we’re supposed to be shocked that someone got dropped in hard sparring?

Covington, no stranger to bashing Poirier in the media, is likely trying to get some payback for the American Top Team drama that got him booted from the gym. Unfortunately for “Chaos,” who is hoping to score another title fight later this year, the video doesn’t appear to have served its intended purpose.

McGregor can relate.

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