Colby Covington’s post-fight comments Saturday about UFC legend Matt Hughes upset many MMA fans.
Colby Covington with a statement win against Robbie Lawler! 👏
"Don't matter if this is the Trump Train or the Colby Train, get out of the way!"
His post-fight interview almost as good as his performance! 🤣 pic.twitter.com/xsyW4PeK1D
— UFC on BT Sport (@btsportufc) August 3, 2019
Colby Covington doesn't regret making controversial comments about Matt Hughes in his post-fight interview at #UFCNewark:
"People worried about words but we go in an Octagon to kill each other. Don't be so sensitive, snowflakes."
— MMAFighting.com (@MMAFighting) August 4, 2019
UFC Hall of Famer Matt Hughes suffered serious brain injuries when his truck was hit by a train. Colby Covington just defeated Hughes' friend Robbie Lawler and used that accident as fuel for post-fight trash talk. What a classless jerk Covington is. https://t.co/Gu1xuabvpH
— Michael David Smith (@MichaelDavSmith) August 3, 2019
Make no mistake, Colby Covington is one hell of a fighter. His win over Robbie Lawler proved that, beyond any doubt. But his Matt Hughes reference in his post-fight interview was plan awful and way beyond any “heel persona” he has been cultivating over the last few years.
— Simon Head (@simonhead) August 3, 2019
Sorry what. Are MMA media outlets seriously praising Covington’s performance? He looked awful. Any glimpse of light from Colby’s lack lustre performance should’ve been cast aside when he made a joke about Matt Hughes’ accident. #UFCNewark
— Charlie Davis (@TheDavisCharlie) August 3, 2019
Covington went too far with that Matt Hughes line. I get your schtick, but that's too much dude. #UFCNewark
— Chisanga Malata (@Chisanga_Malata) August 3, 2019
That Matt Hughes line Colby Covington just dropped was really rough. Wonder how that’s going to fly with Dana White. #UFCNewark
— Ryan Gerbosi (@RyanGerbosi) August 3, 2019
Did Colby just… made a joke using Matt Hughes getting hit by a train? My god.
— Guilherme Cruz (@guicruzzz) August 3, 2019
That Matt Hughes train line was foul.
— Chamatkar Sandhu (@SandhuMMA) August 3, 2019
"It’s a lesson Matt Hughes learned: You stay off the track when the train is coming through.”
This sport is trash and everyone associated with it should be ashamed.
— JE Snowden (@JESnowden) August 3, 2019
For 25 minutes I found myself liking Colby Covington. He was magnificent.
Then they gave him a microphone and he reminded me of my true feelings towards him
— Adam Catterall (@AdamCatterall) August 3, 2019
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Not sure if @colbycovmma should have use my accident as fuel for his post-fight trash talk, but that was one heck of a fight. Nice win for @americantopteam, and @ruthless_rl always puts on a good fight. Reminder though, this is the fighting world. People trash talk and you gotta have thick skin.