It would seem like greasing accusations and the recent UFC 225 event are going hand in hand these days.
“The gameplan was just beat him up. You know, strike, beat him up, take him down, beat him up. I know I’m the most well-rounded fighter on the planet. The UFC’s never seen someone like me. You don’t know how good I am until you’re in there with me. It’s a whole different level, so you know I knew I was going to beat him up on my feet. I was gonna take him down and beat him up, but my takedowns weren’t as effective because he was definitely greasing. He was 100% greased. Usually, when I get those body locks behind you, there’s no way to slip out, but I could feel him slipping off, you know. He’s just another filthy animal, cheater greaser,” Covington said on BJPenn.com Radio.
Dos Anjos has yet to respond to the accusation made by Covington, but this is the first time the former lightweight champion has been accused of such an illegal tactic.
Covington even says he could feel the grease on the Brazilian fighter while going for the takedowns in the fight.
“I think before the fight he was putting [on] the coconut butter, whatever they do, and then the baby oil or whatever I’ve heard of, so he definitely was doing it, because I tried a couple shots on his legs and literally my hands slipped from up on his top leg to like his ankle, and he was like, able to slither through on somebody locks that I had, and it’s not sweat. I mean, I train every single day, I’ve wrestled my whole life, I know grips and I know positions and I know when you’re body is extra sweaty and greasy, and 100%, when I was shooting a couple takedowns, I could feel the grease on his back and on his legs,” says Covington.