Last night, the UFC returns to Sydney, Australia with UFC Fight Night 121 event.
Former UFC heavyweight champion Fabricio Werdum scored up a fun decision win over rising Polish contender Marcin Tybura in the main headliner of UFC Sydney.
Werdum will be required to appear in court on Dec. 13 in Sydney on common assault summons as a result of his heated altercation with contender Colby Covington. Werdum threw a boomerang at Covington on Wednesday after claiming that Covington hurled a slur insult at him outside of the fighter hotel.
Covington previously said controversial words in his post-fight speech to the people of Brazil pursued charges against Werdum with local police.
Werdum couldn’t hold back on this and said Via MMAFighting
“This situation, I don’t believe,” Werdum said Saturday at UFC Sydney’s post-fight press conference. “Colby comes to Australia, and I’ve never seen him before. I’m just in my room with my coaches, ‘Hey, coach, let’s go cut my hair.’
“When I go out, [Covington] looked at me and he said, ‘Brazilian animals.’ I said I don’t believe this, and I just slapped his phone. I just touched his phone; that’s it, man. And he kicked me. He kicked me, but I’m ready for the (UFC Sydney) fight, I blocked his kick. And after that, the guys stand in the middle. And two minutes [before], I had one fan give me the boomerang. … [Covington] says a lot of things about my mom, my country. I just threw it. If I had maybe a burger or cake in my hands, I’d throw that for sure, but I had a boomerang.
“But nothing, man; it just (hit him) in the shoulder. This is nothing, man. How is a fighter going to the cops? The guy goes to the police for that? This is crazy. He’s like a — I don’t want to say the word, but he’s like a b*tch.”
UFC welterweight contender Colby Covington was in also spotted in Australia to serve as a guest fighter for the UFC Fight Night Sydney fight week festivities. Eventually sent back to States after his brawl with Werdum.
UFC executive David Shaw said Saturday that promotion is looking into the incidence:
“From a company standpoint, we’re still collecting as much information as we can,” Shaw said. “We spoke to Werdum and his team, we spoke to Covington, we spoke to the hotel security, we spoke to police.
So we are not at a point to make any conclusions yet, it’s just too early. There’s still a process that we need to go through. And listen, at this point, it’s in the hands of the New South Wales Police, and I think Werdum’s going to have some conversations the next few weeks with them.”
Fabricio Werdum is fully confident that nothing serious will come out when he appear in court.
“When I come to Australia again, I’ll bring my family, for sure,” Werdum said. “I’ll stay here one week, for sure. I’ll just explain everything for the judge, and that’s it, man, because I know I have a reason, I know I’m in the right.”