Dan Lambert is the owner of American Top Team (ATT), which houses UFC Welterweight Champion Tyron Woodley and fellow welterweight Colby Covington.
Covington has said some pretty nasty things about Woodley in the past and that is something the ATT owner isn’t a fan of.
“I hate what he says about T-Wood,” Lambert said to MMA Fighting. “Like I said, I’ve got a s*it ton of respect for T-Wood. But Colby wants a title shot. That’s what he’s there for. He’s in this business to try and get a title fight. If he wants to talk trash, because he thinks that’s gonna help him get a title shot, it’s not my position to say you can or cannot do that. I’m not his dad. We train him. That’s what we do. That’s it.”
Woodley isn’t the only person in the sights of Covington, who has also said many disparaging things about the Brazilian people in the past.
Lambert doesn’t approve of what Covington has been saying lately and he feels there is other ways for fighters to sell their bouts.
“Do I approve of it?” Lambert said. “There’s other ways to sell fights. If it’s something that I feel the need that I need to correct him or fire him or try to get him kicked out of the UFC or my job? If I kicked out every douchebag off my team or somebody who said something stupid, I’d have six fighters at my gym.”
The paths of the two ATT teammates may cross soon enough because Covington recently stated that the UFC Welterweight Champion is the only fighter he is focusing on now. Despite Lambert's disdain for the comments, he appeared with Covington at Impact Wrestling's Bound For Glory PPV Sunday.