All week of heated trash talk directed towards Brazilian fans and opponent Demian Maia in the leadup to their fight at UFC Fight Night Night 119 at Sao Paulo. UFC welterweight Covington (13-1 MMA, 8-1 UFC) steals the biggest win in his rising MMA career last night Saturday in Brazil by defeating Maia (25-8 MMA, 19-8 UFC) by unanimous decision in the co-headliner of UFC Fight Night 119.
Post-fight, Colby Covington went on passionate speech directed at the Brazilian fans in attendance and UFC champ Tyron Woodley. He called Brazilian fans “Filthy Animals” and ” Declaring them Dump.” and set his focus on Woodley.
“Brazil, you’re a dump!” Covington said. “All you filthy animals suck. I’ve got one thing to say: Tyron Woodley, I’m coming for you. If you don’t answer the front door, I’m going to knock it in, and I’m going to take what’s mine, that welterweight belt!”
Convington’s blatant disrespect to Brazilian fans proceeded to throw garbage and trash at him as he ran backstage.
Covington has been pretty wild about Woodley throughout his current five-fight UFC winning streak. He reminisced his previous training sessions with him and made a bold prediction to beat him.
“I will finish Tyron Woodley inside three rounds,” Covington said. “We were supposed to go five rounds; I finished him inside three rounds. He said, ‘I’m not going no more.’ He didn’t like the pace. Look at how he fights. He backs up, he’s scared to fight, he fights conservative. I will finish him. He will break inside that octagon. He will quit in there. I promise you that.”
After last night’s win, Covington is ready for next challenge which is undecided, also called himself a No.1 contender. But UFC officials are up upset; Dave Shaw revealed after UFC Fight Night 119 that he could be facing disciplinary measures on his reckless behavior.
It looks like Covington has no regrets over comments:
“I came here to retire Demian Maia and finish him,” Covington said. “After that, I don’t think he is coming back, so I am happy with that. The crowd reaction was what I was looking for, they hate me and I don’t respect them. They don’t need to translate what I said because I was talking to America, where my fans support me.”
Watch Covington delivers the words: