Colby Covington, who is one of Dustin Poirier's former teammates has finally released the footage of Dustin Poirier dropping one of his sparring partners — this and much more on Tuesday's social media roundup.
Colby Covington releases footage of Dustin Poirier dropping one of his sparring partners
For several weeks, Colby Covington has talked about some footage he has of his ex-teammate Dustin Poirier dropping one of his sparring partners on purpose in his training camp in preparation for Khabib Nurmagomedov.
In the interviews where Covington has mentioned the sparring footage, he made it out to be very violent which painted Poirier as a very bad person.
Covington has now released the footage on Twitter so you can judge it for yourself.
The guy wearing full nerf gear head to toe to protect his face and his feelings is Poirier. The guy with no headgear, wrestling credentials or brain cells left is “khabib.” @DustinPoirier Good guy? Bad guy? You be the judge-- #AndNew #UFC264 pic.twitter.com/EMMFwC2b4E— Colby Covington (@ColbyCovMMA) July 6, 2021
As you can see in the video, Poirier does drop his sparring partner but the footage is not as violent as Covington originally suggested.
How hard Poirier was going on his sparring partner is of course controversial but at the same time, it is understandable as at the time of the footage he was preparing for the biggest fight of his career against Khabib Nurmagomedov.
In response to Covington releasing the footage, another one of Covington's ex-teammates Jorge Masvidal told Covington to release the footage of Poirier dropping Covington.
What are your opinions on the footage which Covington has released?
Deontay Wilder wants to end Tyson Fury's career
Since the trilogy of Tyson Fury vs Deontay Wilder was announced, Wilder has vowed to end Fury's career in the third fight.
Check out what Wilder has had to say as the trilogy edges closer.
Deontay Wilder is vowing to end Tyson Fury's career -- pic.twitter.com/iwGvZs5Yct— DAZN Boxing (@DAZNBoxing) July 6, 2021
Conor McGregor sends a voice note to Dustin Poirier
Conor McGregor has finally discovered Twitter voice notes and he has now sent one to his upcoming opponent Dustin Poirier just days away from their trilogy.
Brandon Moreno gets his own Funko Pop!
As Brandon Moreno has shone to superstardom in the last few months, one of the things which we have learned about him is that he is a huge collector of Lego and Funko Pops.
Moreno now has his very own Funko Pop.
Things you love to see: pic.twitter.com/LQmT8Q2Igq— Cosmic Danny -- (@falcon_punches) July 5, 2021
Joe Rogan previews Dustin Poirier vs Conor McGregor 3
Check out Joe Rogan's thoughts ahead of the trilogy between Dustin Poirier and Conor McGregor this weekend.
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On this day 2 years ago Jorge Masvidal produced the quickest knockout in UFC history where he KO'd Ben Askren in 5 seconds.
Molly McCann opens up on what it is like to be gay in the world of MMA
"When you're rolling, it's nothing sexual.— JOE (@JOE_co_uk) July 4, 2021
"It's literally 'I want to punch your head in' or 'I want to choke you out.'"@MeatballMolly explains what it's like to be gay in the world of MMA. pic.twitter.com/yeRNWwk9KR
Since Khabib Nurmagomedov retired from MMA, he has turned to being a coach.
It is safe to say that Khabib's coaching intensity will not be for everyone.
"Someone tired they can go home!"— UFC on BT Sport (@btsportufc) July 6, 2021
"Someone tired they can cry!"
Khabib Nurmagomedov's school of coaching isn't for everyone! ----
-- x Javier Mendez pic.twitter.com/Pz5Vv9DzCo
Ryan Hall's signature post-fight celebration
Could we be seeing Ryan Hall's signature post-fight celebration again this upcoming weekend at UFC 264?
Conor McGregor's change in preparation
One of the things which were criticized about Conor McGregor's approach to his second fight with Dustin Poirier is that many fans and analysts believed that McGregor underestimated Poirier, and that showed in his fight week antics.
During the fight week for Poirier and McGregor's fight back in January, McGregor spent the week on a luxury yacht. Compare this to McGregor's fight week for the trilogy, it seems he is in a different mindset.
Conor 6 days before— -------------------- (@SlawsomeMMA) July 5, 2021
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