The much-awaited welterweight showdown between reigning champion Kamaru Usman and Colby Covington is all set to take place at the T-Mobile Arean in Las Vegas on December 14 in the main event of UFC 245. Colby Covington has upped his trash-talking game big time leading up to the promotion of his upcoming fight. Last month, UFC 245 press conference took place at the Hulu Theatre in New York, where Covington accused Usman of using EPO without providing any substantial evidence to back up his claims. However, nothing comes close to what Covington had said about Usman’s late coach Glenn Robinson.
UFC welterweight champion Kamaru Usman for the most part of his career trained at under Blackzilian founder Glenn Robinson who passed away in September of 2018. Last month at the press conference Colby Covington had accused Kamaru Usman of playing a role in Robinson’s death, saying that he “gave Glenn a heart attack from all those years you were ducking me.”
Covington event went ahead to say that Robinson “watching from hell on Dec. 14.” This whole incident has saddened Glenn’s daughters and they have now given a public reply.
“It saddens us to even have to make a statement regarding a previous distasteful comment Colby Covington made suggesting our late father, Glenn Robinson, will be watching his upcoming fight from hell. However, after careful thought and consideration, on behalf of our family, we feel it is necessary to defend our father’s name.
“The death of our father is still very raw. Our family is still grieving from his loss, so imagine the hurt we felt to hear such hateful words recklessly said about our father.
“We understand the excitement of building up hype before a fight, but we are sure Colby Covington can get press for his upcoming fight on his own merit and without spewing hateful words towards our father, the founder of the Blackzilians. In fact, our father was the exact opposite of a hateful person. He gave countless opportunities to many people, both personally and professionally. He consistently put everyone else’s best interests before his own. Our father died too young, but we can proudly say he accomplished more during his short life than many others do in a full lifetime.
“Lastly, we did not want to make this statement or to breathe more life into someone that truly has no relevance in our lives, but we will always defend our father, his reputation and his name, the one we share proudly.” – Glenn Robinson’s daughters said in an statement to MMAJunkie.