Alexander Volkanovski Hits Back at ‘Little Bi**h’ Colby Covington for His Recent Comments

Published 05/28/2021, 11:17 PM EDT


The Ultimate Fighter is a perfect mix between reality television and MMA. ‘TUF’ has not only been instrumental in helping the promotion reach a wider audience, but it has also been a breeding ground for talent. Multiple fighters who have competed in The Ultimate Fighter have gone on to win UFC belts, establishing themselves as top fighters in their respective divisions. 

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After a long hiatus, the show will resume on June 1st. Featherweight champion Alexander Volkanovski, and number two ranked featherweight Brian Ortega, will be the head coaches. UFC President Dana White stated that the season was an extremely interesting one, one that would be worth the wait. 

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In a recent interview, James Lynch asked Colby Covington for thoughts on the upcoming season of The Ultimate Fighter. He said, “I know Hunter Campbell and Dana White probably had to go behind closed doors and be smacking themselves in the head. You don’t want those two guys as your coaches. As your comeback season of ‘The Ultimate Fighter.’ Those guys are going to make a complete mockery of the show. I mean, there’s just no entertainment factor there, you know.”

The featherweight champion responded to Covington’s comments saying, “Why you mad? Just take a fight already you little bi**h. You literally play a character to stay relevant.”

Alexander Volkanovski and Brian Ortega to usher in The Ultimate Fighter after a two-year hiatus

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For a long time, it was rumored that Jorge Masvidal and Colby Covington would headline the upcoming season of The Ultimate Fighter as coaches. However, ‘Gamebred’ passed up on the offer, stating he would end up in jail if he had to film ‘TUF’ with his arch-rival, Colby Covington. 

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The UFC, therefore, moved on and sought new coaches in Brian Ortega and Alexander Volkanovski. The pair filmed the season as head coaches on opposing teams. Now, they will round it off with a title fight which is most likely going to take place in September. 

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Are you excited for the upcoming season of The Ultimate Fighter? What are your favorite memories from the show? Let us know in the comments below!

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Kevin Binoy is an MMA author at EssentiallySports. He earned a Bachelor's degree from Fergusson College and has been covering sports professionally for over two years. Besides working with the MMA writing team, Kevin is a core member of the organization's web stories team and is responsible for delivering engaging MMA web stories.

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