The Brazilian is tiring of the antics done by Covington, whom he refers to as a worse version of Conor McGregor.
“I grew up in Brazil in the favelas, man. Bullies, trash talking, doesn’t work with me,” Dos Anjos said on the UFC 225 media conference call. “But I think Colby, he’s just trying [to be Conor McGregor]. Conor does it well. Conor, he’s a rich man, he makes a lot of money. He’s a businessman, and I can respect that. But Colby, he’s just a worse version of Conor McGregor. He’s trying to be like Conor, but when he loses to me, his career is done. All he has is talk, nothing else.”
Covington doesn’t exactly have the best relationship with Brazilian fighters or the country itself, once referring to Brazilians as “filthy animals.”
Dos Anjos doesn’t care much for what Covington does outside the cage anyway, mainly because he’s a cold blooded fighter.
“I’m a cold-blooded fighter. I have no emotions,” Dos Anjos said. “Once I step in that cage, I’m just going to think about making that guy quit. Hurt him. Nothing else. Cold-blooded, always.”
UFC 225 takes place on Saturday, June 9 from the United Center in Chicago, Illinois with Robert Whittaker and Yoel Romero headlining. Fightful is providing live coverage of the event, with a post-show podcast to follow.