The welterweight contender has made a lot of enemies and that is why the armed security will protect him during UFC 225 fight week.
“We’ve already taken those measures,” Covington told MMA Junkie Radio. “Luckily, my agent, Dan Lambert, has all the money in the world. He’s already hired a full security guard team, (and) whenever I go to events or anything related to the UFC, I will have armed security guards with me.”
Covington has angered the people of Brazil by calling them “filthy animals,” got into a boomerang related fight with Fabricio Werdum in Australia and even insulted Star Wars fans during the release of Star Wars Episode 8.
One thing Covington wants to continue doing is to fight in the Octagon while avoiding bouts on the streets.
“At the end of the day, we’re professional prize fighters – stop acting like street thugs,” Covington said. “We’re not going to fight in the streets. I get paid a lot of money to go in there and fight on pay-per-view. I’m not fighting in the street. All these guys that want to act tough and act like they’re hard in the street, that’s cool, man. I’m glad you want to act hard, and your emotions are driving crazy, but you need to get out of your feelings, nerds.”
UFC 225 takes place on Saturday, June 9 from the United Center in Chicago, Illinois with Robert Whittaker and Yoel Romero headlining. Fightful is providing live coverage of the event, with a post-show podcast to follow.