Former interim champion Colby Covington defeated Robbie Lawler via unanimous decision (50-44, 50-45, 50-45) at the Prudential Center in a dominating fashion at UFC on ESPN 5 event which took place in Newark, NJ.
Covington dominated Lawler for the full five rounds. He managed to take Lawler down several times throughout the fight and by the latter half of the fight, he even dominated Lawler with his striking. He managed to land over 600 strikes on the 37-year old Lawler.
Immediately after the fight, Covington started his verbal antics which included taking a dig at former champion Matt Hughes.
“Hey, let’s talk about the lesson we learned tonight,” Covington said. “It’s a strong lesson that Robbie should have learned from his good buddy Matt Hughes. You stay off the tracks when the train is coming through, junior. Don’t matter if it’s the Trump train or the Colby train. Get out the way.” (H/T – The Athletic)
However, Hughes isn’t losing any sleep over it and he said that in the fight game, people must have a thick skin.
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Not sure if @colbycovmma should have use my accident as fuel for his post-fight trash talk, but that was one heck of a fight. Nice win for @americantopteam, and @ruthless_rl always puts on a good fight. Reminder though, this is the fighting world. People trash talk and you gotta have thick skin.
“Not sure if Colby Covington should have used my accident as fuel for his post-fight trash talk, but that was one heck of a fight,” Hughes wrote on Instagram. “Reminder though, this is the fighting world. People talk trash and you gotta have thick skin.”
Do you guys think Colby crossed a line while referencing about Hughes?