Israel Adesanya wants Colby Covington's racist tirade at UFC Vegas 11 to serve as a reminder of the double-standard in the media.
Adesanya was asked about Covington's troubling remarks about Tyron Woodley and Black Lives Matter at the UFC Vegas 11 post-fight press conference.
"It just shows you the landscape of the media and what it is right now. I made a joke about dropping Romero like the Twin Towers and everyone lost their mind," Adesnaya explained on Wednesday's UFC 253 virtual media day. "It was a joke and it was pretty funny but people took it as I was being offensive and digging. But I was making a joke. This guy has directly insulted my culture, my brother and many other cultures and stuff. No one says anything about it. It shows a mirror. It shows a mirror to you guys. Yeah, I don't really care. Kamaru Usman broke his jaw."
Israel Adesanya addresses Colby Covington's comments over the weekend and feels that there is hypocracy in how he is covered by the media. pic.twitter.com/kw2QtziAmb— Aaron Bronsteter (@aaronbronsteter) September 23, 2020
Adesanya defends his UFC middleweight title against Paulo Costa in the main event of UFC 253 on Saturday, September 26. The event takes place at Fight Island on Yas Island, Abu Dhabi and airs on pay-per-view. Keep up with Fightful for all your fight night coverage.