- Khabib Nurmagomedov called for UFC welterweights to turn down a fight against Colby Covington
- Candace Owens thinks “The Eagle” is too soft for the sport of MMA
After allegedly assaulting Colby Covington on Monday, Jorge Masvidal has been charged with aggravated battery and criminal mischief. However, not all condemn what “Gamebred” did to Covington, including former UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov.
It can be recalled that the Russian MMA legend expressed his strong disapproval to Covington’s dragging of Masvidal’s family into their feud. On Twitter, Nurmagomedov urged the entire UFC welterweight division to reprimand “Chaos” by boycotting him.
“If you are stronger than someone inside the octagon, it does not mean you can insult his children,” Nurmagomedov wrote. “No one has the right to insult someone’s family. Once you have gone down this path, then be ready to back up your words. You were attacked by a professional fighter, the same as you are, your own size, and you go press charges against him to the police?”
“I think all welterweights should refuse to fight Colby, just don’t accept fights with him, let him sit without a fight, it will probably significantly affect him and all fighters who even think of insulting families, who is provoking the fighters to look for someone in restaurants to deal with him,” he continued.
“Buy a p*ssy hat and join the NBA”
Apart from Conor McGregor, there’s not a lot of people take dig at Nurmagomedov, especially on social media. However, political commentator and activist Candace Owens is not one of them.
In her response to a Twitter user who stated that Nurmagomedov was “soft” for making such comments on Covington, Owens agreed and suggested that “The Eagle” doesn’t belong to “a man’s sport” like MMA.
“This is so embarrassing. Calling for a boycott,” Owens said of Nurmagomedov. “He better go buy a p*ssy hat and join the NBA. MMA is a man’s sport.”
Earlier this month, Owens also got linked up with the UFC after voicing her support to featherweight fighter Bryce Mitchell’s thoughts on the war between Ukraine and Russia.