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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 with a pair of thrilling world championship bouts. The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 29 coaches collide when Featherweight champion, Alexander Volkanovski, defends his title against No. 2-ranked contender, Brian Ortega. UFC 266’s co-main event will see women’s Flyweight champion Valentina Shevchenko go for her sixth consecutive title defense when she meets No. 3-seeded contender, Lauren Murphy. Last, and certainly not least, Nick Diaz returns against former Welterweight roost ruler, Robbie Lawler, in a five-round banger.

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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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