Colby Covington found himself on top of controversy mountain again after he was struck by a boomerang swung by former UFC Heavyweight Champion Fabricio Werdum during a confrontation at a Sydney, Australia hotel.
Besides the alleged boomerang assault, the welterweight fighter claims that the former heavyweight champion had threatened to kill him.
“At that point (following the alleged assault from Werdum), my head was all messed up,” Covington said on The MMA Hour. “I regret anything that I said, because I was a little concussed, man. He hit me in the face. Like, he’s calling me these anti-gay slur remarks a bunch of times. He’s saying I’m gonna kill you, this and that. My head is spinning, I just wanted to get that out there for evidence. I have no ill effect towards the LGBTQ community. I actually support them. I have friends that are gay. It’s no disrespect to them. Marriage … that’s a mistake in itself, but that’s a whole other story.”
Also according the Covington, the former heavyweight champion was seeking revenge for Covington calling the Brazilian people “filthy animals.”
While Covington is letting the police deal with the alleged Werdum assault, the fighter is back focusing on UFC Welterweight Champion Tyron Woodley.
“Fabricio Werdum, you messed up, dude,” Werdum said. “You messed with Oregon’s biggest bad guy and you went about it the wrong way, man. There’s a way to go about your business. You can’t come in and invade people’s personal space because of free speech. Now you’re in the hands of the Australian police and I’m onto bigger things: Tyron Woodley.”
Werdum is due back at an Australian court in the near future, neither fighter has received any kind of punishment from the UFC at this time.