All is not well between Dustin Poirier and Colby Covington. Both fighters are teammates at the American Top Team and when Covington picked Khabib Nurmagomedov to beat Poirier, it didn’t sit well with the Lafayette native.
Things went haywire when during the post-fight press conference, he was asked if he is going to fight Jorge Masvidal to which he replied that he wasn’t a sellout like Colby Covington as Masvidal is a good friend of his and that he would even help Masvidal help prepare for his next fight.
Now Colby Covington has responded to Poirier on Ariel Helwani’s MMA Show.
“I thought they were very distasteful,” Covington said. “I’m not a sellout. I bought in, and he tapped out, and that’s what happened.”
“I had to give the people America’s pick of the week,” Covington added. “I had to give my honest opinion. I thought this was land of the free and home of the brave. Land of opportunity, freedom of speech. Sorry I can’t have an opinion. We don’t have the same opinion, and I just obviously knew Khabib was the better fighter.”
Dustin Poirier responded on Instagram by saying, “When i see you again at the gym @colbycovmma it’s on site. I promise you”
Covington’s list of enemies in the UFC just grew wider.