Colby Covington and Fabricio Werdum got into a heated altercation in Sydney Australia. They both made such a scene at the site of UFC’s card Saturday night.
Don't know the full details yet but hearing that there was an altercation in Australia between Colby Covington and Fabricio Werdum and it got physical. Still waiting to find out more or what exactly happened.
— Damon Martin (@DamonMartin) November 16, 2017
As per Covington, the video starts right after Werdum sucker punched him in the face without warning. Covington also called Werdum an anti-gay slur.
Werdum is competing against fellow heavyweight Marcin Tybura in the main event of UFC Sydney. To remind you of Covington’s horrendous comments on people of Brazil in post-fight speech after beating Demian Maia. In a video Colby said “f*ck Brazil” and called Werdum — and Brazilians — “filthy animals.”
UFC fighter Dan Hooker recorded the video of Werdum:
— Dan Hangman Hooker (@danthehangman) November 16, 2017
As per MMA Fighting, Werdum decline the comments, but he spoke to Diego Ribas of Brazil’s UOL:
“This guy is really cocky,” Werdum said (translated by MMA Fighting’s Guilherme Cruz). “I went down with my master (Rafael Cordeiro) to get a haircut and shave my beard. We were at the lobby, and I’ve never seen this guy before. When I walked past him, he looked at me and said ‘filthy Brazilians’. I looked at him and said ‘hey.’ I hit his phone and asked ‘what did you say?’ He kicked my leg, but I managed to defend it, so the guys got in the middle and nothing else happened. But he kicked me, he’s insolent. He could have hurt me.
“If I really had (punched) him in the face he would be in the hospital. For sure. There was no punch. He’s delusional. I don’t know why he insists in talking about Brazilians. I don’t get it. He wants media, wants to copy Conor McGregor. He looks ridiculous the way he does it. I couldn’t believe when he said that. I hit his phone and he took a step back and kicked me. We started to argue and he continue to scream that Brazilians were animals.”
UFC also released a statement on Wednesday promise to investigate the incidence.
“UFC was made aware of the altercation between Fabricio Werdum and Colby Covington at the organization’s host hotel in Sydney, Australia,” the statement read. “The organization will conduct a full investigation to determine if the Athlete Conduct Policy was violated before taking any further action on this matter.”
Before UFC 214, Werdum also got into heated confrontations with Tony Ferguson at a UFC media lunch and dropped anti-gay slur multiple times in Spanish and later apologized for it.
Fabricio told the Brazilian website PVT recently that he didn’t receive any fine from UFC for the anti-gay slur.
“It was said that I was punished for calling Ferguson ‘maricon,’ but there was nothing, it was only rumors,” Werdum said. “It’s over; even Ferguson came to talk to me. He didn’t apologize, but before my last fight he came to talk to me and we shook hands, he said he was my fan and wished me good luck in the fight, so that’s in the past. There was no punishment.”
Watch the video below: