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. People have often confronted him, the Brazilian fighters in particular have been critical of his comments. Thee latest Brazilian fighter to join this long list is the current UFC women’s bantamweight title challenger, Raquel Pennington.
Covington has a MMA record of 13-1 and is currently on a five fight win streak. He is all set to take on former UFC lightweight champion, Rafael dos Anjos for the UFC interim welterweight belt. He is highly infamous and controversial. He had created a huge controversy by calling Brazilians “filthy animals” and Brazil to be a ‘dump’ in his post-fight interview after defeating Demian Maia in Brazil at UFC Fight Night 119. He has since been gaining a lot of attention even from the main-stream media for his statements.
Pennington recently did an interview with MMA Junkie. In the interview, she revealed that she wanted to give Covington a smack at the back of his head at the UFC 25th anniversary press conference. Here’s what she had to say:
You know, I’m not about that, so I don’t really care about the added attention, the hostility, and quite frankly, the press conference was a little annoying, I wanted to smack him in the back of the head.
I just find it unnecessary, But to each his own, and that’s the macho talk coming out of the guy, so whatever.
At the end of the day, it’s a sport, We both have a very competitive side. But I’ve always been a humble person, and I don’t see the need to do a bunch of (expletive)-talking. Once that cage door closes, it’s not going to change what happens.