Colby Covington May Have To Leave American Top Team
Colby Covington is one of the most controversial fighters in the UFC. Due to that fact, he may be forced to leave his current gym.
Covington has been training with American Top Team in Florida for a long time. However, he has recently come under fire from his team, after disrespecting several members. Most recently is former friend Jorge Masvidal, who has been going back and forth with Covington.
Due to this, Covington has begun to question whether or not he will have to leave the gym. In an interview with BJPenn.com he discussed this situation, and the high-tense environment at the gym.
“That’s a very real possibility. It’s a very real possibility. I don’t know. I think Dan Lambert is a little bit nervous about it. We’ve been having talks the last couple of days and he’s very nervous about it. He doesn’t know what’s going to happen.
I don’t know what’s going to happen. I’m always there at the gym. They know where to find me if they want to cause a scene and make friction in the gym. I know Dan doesn’t like that. He doesn’t want that rap.”
Colby goes on to explain how hard this is on the gym’s reputation.
““That’s the worst part about this, is the rap our gym’s getting; that there’s so much friction in the gym. But everybody knows the results speak for themselves. American Top Team is the greatest gym in the world. We have the best fighters, we have the best coaches and we have the best facilities. So I just hope that Dan doesn’t let the opinion of outsiders influence what we’re really doing. And at the end of the day, people are going to love you and people are going to hate you, man. Just take it all. There’s no such thing as bad publicity. The only bad publicity is no publicity.”
All in all, it seems that if Colby Covington does leave American Top Team, it will be out of respect for the gym’s owner Dan Lambert. Perhaps he could try not to alienate himself from everyone at the next gym he goes to.