Former UFC Heavyweight Champion Fabricio Werdum and welterweight fighter Colby Covington got into a brief altercation outside of a hotel in Sydney, Australia this past November. During the altercation, it was the former heavyweight champion who attacked Covington with a boomerang, causing minor damage.
While Werdum no-showed his court appearance for the incident, a fine was levied against the Brazilian fighter in the form of $600. Despite the no-show from Werdum, a case was still presented to the judge and the fine was the result of said case.
Werdum has yet to comment on the ruling, but the man of the wrong end of a boomerang beating in Covington has spoken out.
“Guilty as charged. He’s lucky I told them to take it easy on him,” Covington texted to MMA Junkie.
The former heavyweight champion was in Australia to compete in the main event of UFC Fight Night Sydney, where he earned a decision win over Marcin Tybura. Covington was in town for a Q&A associated with the event, but was sent home by the UFC shortly after the altercation.
This isn’t the first time Covington has been on the bad side of controversy as the fighter called the Brazilian people “filthy animals” a few months back at UFC Fight Night Sao Paulo. While Werdum is going to have to pay the fine, neither he or Covington have been punished by the UFC for the situation.