Covington isn’t too fond of the former ATT member and he believes that Liborio is just trying to use his name to put him over.
“Ricardo Liborio is a joke,” Covington told Bloody Elbow. “That guy’s been out of ATT for over two, three years. That guy’s a complete joke trying to use my name and my fame and the stuff with Brazil to put him over and make him look like the good guy from ATT. He’s been out of ATT for a while; he was using Dan Lambert, the ATT owner. He was using Dan. He was picking up these paychecks two or three years ago, never showing up to work. That guy is a conman, he’s a scumbag, and he’s acting like a piece of sh-t trying to use my name to put him over.”
Dan Lambert, the other co-founder of ATT, says that Liborio hadn’t really been a part of the fight team since moving to Orlando.
The welterweight also doesn’t care much for his Brazilian teammates at ATT, but he still has friends on the team.
“I’m ATT to the bone. I have my close circle of people, my clique — Jorge Masvidal, Mike Brown, Dan Lambert,” Covington said. “I’m not friends with everybody. It’s a gym, but this is a one-man sport.”
While a lot of people have taken shots at Covington and his comments, teammate Jorge Masvidal recently came to the fighter’s defense.