Colby Covington ranked third in UFC’s 170-pound division has a history of making outlandish statements and is no stranger to inflammatory comments. In the past, he caused quite a stir, by referring to Brazilian fans as “dirty animals” after defeating Demia Maia last year in Sao Paulo.
Covington is slated to face Dos Anjos in the co-main event of UFC 225 for the interim welterweight title, is trying to get under the skin of former UFC lightweight champion Rafael dos Anjos but RDA won’t let that happen.
Dos Anjos speaking at a recent media scrum in Los Angeles, says all the Brazilian fans out there want him to kill Covington this Saturday:(via MMAJunkie)
“A lot of Brazilians, everything that I post (on social media), when I meet Brazilians, they all say the same thing: ‘You’ve got to kill this guy. You’ve got to kill this guy,’” dos Anjos said. “But, you know, I’ve been in this position before. I’ve had a lot of ups and downs in the cage in my career. It’s my 38th fight, and that’s a lot of fights. I know what I have to do to win, and I don’t take this as pressure. I have to win for me. I need that. Nobody wants it more than me. That’s why I will win.”
Dos Anjos said Covington’s anti-Brazil comments or trash talking wouldn’t affect his performance in the Octagon. Anjos mention he already got enough motivation from his family to get the job done.
“I’m a cold-blooded fighter,” dos Anjos said. “Once I step inside the octagon, there is no trash-talking. Just two guys fighting, clean with rules. Of course, it gives me a little extra motivation, but it’s not something I’m going to care about inside the cage. I have a lot of motivation with my kids, with my family. I have to provide for them. I’m a very competitive guy, too. I want to win. It’ll be a good fight.”
What do you think RDA will shut Covington’s motor mouth this Saturday at UFC 225?