Brian Ortega Slams ‘B**ch’ Colby Covington for his Recent Comments

Published 05/28/2021, 11:09 PM EDT
ANAHEIM, CA – JULY 29: Brian Ortega acknowledges the crowd in his featherweight bout against Renato Moicano of Brazil during the UFC 214 event at Honda Center on July 29, 2017 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)


UFC featherweight Brian Ortega had warring words for Colby Covington after the former interim welterweight champion fired shots first. ‘T-City’ took to Twitter and responded to certain disparaging comments made by Covington in his interaction with James Lynch. Chiefly, ‘Chaos’ Covington berated Ortega and Volkanovski, calling into question their competency as coaches on ‘The Ultimate Fighter’.

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Per Colby Covington, the aforementioned featherweights were simply not big enough at the box office to make them viable coaching candidates.

NEWARK, NJ – AUGUST 03: Colby Covington is introduced prior to his welterweight bout against Robbie Lawler during the UFC Fight Night event at the Prudential Center on August 3, 2019 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

Brian Ortega, who wasn’t having it, decided to let Covington know the error of his ways. He name-dropped Masvidal and said, Idk why (Colby Covington) hating the TUF show was yours bro I didn’t even f**ken want it. (Jorge Masvidal) left to fight and you got a**ed out. My fight fell through and we got the call to get it. I didn’t call anyone bout the show they hit me up. Now I’m glad you ain’t get it Bi**h.”

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‘The Ultimate Fighter’ 29: Back with a bang

Despite Colby Covington’s reservations, the show, which begins on June 1, has successfully captured everyone’s attention. While things aren’t contentious between Volkanovski and Ortega, there’s definitely some heat heading into their fight. They’ve both shared their views on each other at various points and it’s safe to say they don’t see eye to eye.

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Furthermore, UFC President Dana White recently let it slip at a post-fight presser that things got somewhat tense between both men. White explained that he had to intervene and get things back on track at one point. Fans of the show, and reality shows, in general, will be pleased to know that the entertainment factor is still in play.

The final showdown itself between Alexander Volkanovski and Brian Ortega for the featherweight strap is set to be fireworks. Stylistically, the bout is extremely compelling, and could go down as one of the most technical wars of all time. Their toughness inside the cage is the only thing that rivals the technical prowess each man has displayed.

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Darryl Pinto

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Darryl Pinto is a senior MMA writer at EssentiallySports. He is currently pursuing his graduate degree in Mass Media (with a specialization in Journalism) out of Xavier’s College and has a year's experience in his current role. Darryl specializes in predictions, reporting, and covering UFC events live.

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