Colby Covington Accuses Dustin Poirier of Lying About the Foundation-Says It’s a ‘Tax Write Off’

Published 05/29/2021, 8:54 AM EDT


Colby Covington and Dustin Poirier were teammates at the famous American Top Team gym in Florida. However, over time, their relationship has taken a dip. Covington is no longer an ATT member. The outspoken welterweight now never misses a chance to take a shot at his former teammates, including ‘The Diamond’.

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Poirier does some charity work along with his wife Jolie in The Good Fight Foundation. He has earned plaudits from MMA fans for his work. However, ‘Chaos’ is not impressed at all. According to him, it’s all just a gimmick from Poirier to fool the masses.

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And Dustin Soirier, Dustin doofus Soirier, because he’s a soy boy. That’s why I say sorrier, because he’s a soy boy. The guy’s a complete clown. He’s claimed to ‘Oh, I’m doing this. This good fight foundation. It’s for the people. I’m trying to get back.’ No, it’s not. You told me when we’re at ATT, you did that foundation because it’s a tax write-off for your business in the UFC,” said Covington.

NEWARK, NJ – AUGUST 03: Colby Covington is interviewed after his victory over Robbie Lawler in their welterweight bout 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)

So if you wouldn’t be so fake to the people and lie to the people about why he’s doing things that I would be cool with him and I’d be like, you know, I respect the guy. The guy’s not everything he says he claims to be this father figure, this nice guy. No, he’s not,” he further added.

Colby Covington says Dustin Poirier is not a nice guy in real life

Covington also trashed Poirier’s activities in the gym and said he doesn’t respect his fans. ‘Chaos’ believes he grants his fans’ requests all the time, unlike Poirier.

There’s people that walk at the gym will be like, Hey, I got a picture doesn’t go look and be like, Nah, he’s walking a walk straight by like, what kind of fighter is that? Like? I always thought for people to take pictures if they want to, you know, take a picture of me. Always respect the fans that pay their hard earned money to watch this fight,” Covington added.

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)

The beef between Covington and Poirier has been going on for a considerable amount of time now. It remains to be seen how ‘The Diamond’ reacts to Covington’s comments about his charitable foundation.

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This latest rant has shown that their feud is not done by any means. What is your take on Colby Covington’s words?

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Apratim Banerjee is an MMA author for EssentiallySports and has been writing professionally for almost a year. Before his current gig, Apratim worked as a UFC writer for Sportskeeda. A long-time MMA fan, Apratim has developed a critical eye for the sport that has helped him transfer his vast knowledge to his copies and give hardcore and casual readers a detailed insight into the fights and fighters.

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