Colby Covington thinks Dustin Poirier confirmed his true colors with the way in which he took a victory over Conor McGregor at UFC 264.
Many would argue Poirier was profitable the primary spherical in opposition to McGregor, however we by no means obtained to learn how the struggle would play out after the Irishman broke his leg with a entrance kick.
The end result would go down as a TKO win for Poirier, however McGregor was furiously calling it a physician stoppage as he lay on the canvas.
Covington, who UFC president Dana White has mentioned is subsequent in line to face Kamaru Usman for the welterweight title, known as it a fluke victory for Poirier.
“I assumed it confirmed the ‘charitable, good man,’ the true character of Dustin ‘The Doofus’ Soirier final evening,” Covington mentioned in an interview with Fanatics View. “He’s on the market strutting in entrance of Conor’s face. Clearly, it was a fluke. Conor broke his leg. It was a fluke determination ending.
“It wasn’t a knockout, it wasn’t a clear-cut determination, it wasn’t a submission. The man is on the market strutting in entrance of the man’s face at a downfall when (McGregor) made his profession and did all the pieces for Dustin to offer him this large struggle.
“I assumed it was humorous. It confirmed his true colours, character – he’s obtained his little prop, his spouse Jolie on the market. Clearly, she’s a prop.
“He solely makes use of her for a prop as a result of he is aware of he’s a bit of sh*t individual and he desires to behave like he’s a pleasant man, household man, a father and husband. So it simply confirmed his true character (Saturday) evening. He’s a dirtbag, and so is the entire camp he resides at.”
The camp Covington speaks of is American Prime Workforce, the place the place Covington used to coach. A teammate of Poirier’s is Jorge Masvidal, somebody Covington has large points with.
A lot of these issues began when Chaos left the fitness center after not paying his coaches correctly, in line with Gamebred.
“Individuals have been giving me quite a lot of stuff this week. They have been like, ‘Why are you selecting on Dustin?’ Dude, Dustin weighs greater than me,” Covington mentioned.
“We used to weigh in at American Prime Workforce on a regular basis. The man would weigh 188, 190. I’m like 185. I simply don’t need to lower a bunch of weight as a result of I do know I’m the most effective on this planet on the weight class that I struggle in.
“I don’t should search for a weight benefit and lower all this weight to really feel like I’m the larger man. So all of the individuals saying ‘Cease selecting on lightweights’ – I’m selecting on a man that’s larger than me.”
After Covington picked Khabib Nurmagomedov to defeat Poirier, The Diamond was livid. He mentioned it was ‘on sight’ every time he subsequent noticed him and their issues grew.
“It’s not my fault Dustin was saying to the media, ‘It’s on sight once I see Colby.’ However I’ve seen the man 40 or 50 occasions since he mentioned it’s on sight, so who’s the person of their phrase? Who’s not a person of their phrase?”
Covington has loads of enterprise to care for at 170lbs, however he has welcomed Porier to maneuver up from 155lbs and face him.
“His finest cash alternative if he desires to do good enterprise is to come back as much as 170 and see daddy,” Covington mentioned. “It is a private rivalry. This isn’t like I’m attempting to select on somebody and there’s no narrative to the struggle.
“This man, we return 10 years coaching collectively and he mentioned some issues to me within the fitness center, I’ve mentioned some issues to him. There’s deep, deep, deep private points with this drama and this beef, and I simply hope they get settled within the octagon some day. But when they don’t, then the followers get to know who daddy is.”