Trash talking is an art and in the eyes of a lot of fans and pundits alike Colby ‘Chaos’ Covington is a master of that art. “Triple C” has garnered a lot of hype by trash talking Brazil, Brazilian fans and fighters. He has also been on the receiving end of a lot of insults and threats from the Brazilian people as well. He recently revealed that he has now received death threats.
Covington, who is all set to fight for the interim UFC welterweight title, recently did an interview with BJ Penn.com. He talked about how he has been received a serious death threat from a favela leader. Here’s what he had to say:
There was no hesitation, [Safety] was the first thing we talked about, before we even talked about the deal and the terms and the money. We talked about private security, secret service level security, being at a private hotel, being away from the fighters, not doing open workouts, not doing anything where it’s going to put me in danger in an open area where some Brazilians could come attack me.
I’ve had a lot of messages from some favela leader, Marcio, that has a bounty on my head and said that he’s going to murder me before I make it to the Octagon,” he said. “So, I had to make that aware to the UFC, and make sure they get the right security and take the right precautions for my safety.
The Brazilian police are just as corrupt, Just like I said, that place is a dump. All those filthy animals… The Brazilian police, they’re looking to [fill] their pockets. If somebody’s going to give them a little extra money they’re going to be quiet about it.
There will be a ‘Chaos’ secret service, I got my security team on deck, and they’re going to follow me everywhere I go, I’m not going to be visible to any eyes, I’m going to be private wth everything I do… The only time you’re going to see me is in that Octagon. You’re not going to see me at the UFC events. I’m not coming there to talk or be friendly with anybody. I’m the super villain of the UFC now. They just got the biggest super villain all you nerds read about in comic books.
You can read the full interview here.