Distasteful Take on Leon Edwards’ Murdered Dad Destroyed Colby Covington’s Career According to UFC Veteran – “Is That Something to Be Proud Of?”

Published 12/20/2023, 2:01 AM EST

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Colby Covington recently suffered a defeat in his bid for the welterweight title against Leon Edwards at UFC 296. In an attempt to intensify the fight and generate more interest, Covington took it too far by targeting Edwards’s deceased father. He boldly claimed that he would send Edwards to hell, where his father supposedly resides. This provocative trash talk was widely criticized by both fans and fellow fighters.

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After winning the fight, Edwards claimed that Covington’s comments deeply affected him, forcing him to maintain composure even after the press confer͏ence. Now, a UFC veteran has said that Covington went ͏too far, turning people against him.

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Multiple personalities condemned Covington’s actions, including fighters as well as fans, but ‘Chaos’ was firm in his stance and stated that he had no regret about his comments. Former UFC fighter Matt Brown in his statement claims that Covington’s actions will haunt him and the fans might not be willing to watch him fight anymore. “I think I speak for everyone – we don’t care if we see him again or not. I don’t think there are a lot of people excited to see him fight again. Just disgusting… “ said Brown.

Brown expressed a strong desire for Covington to confront Jorge Masvidal in a run-down street, believing that such a confrontation would set him right. “If somehow because you talked about [Leon Edwards’] murdered dad, if that won you the fight, is that something to be proud of?… Hopefully, he sees [Jorge] Masvidal in the street again in a dark alley, and they can street fight it out. I’ve got a feeling Masvidal will put a pretty good whooping on him in the street. Hopefully, that ends him,” said Brown.

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Covington may be facing significant backlash for his comments, but it ͏appears that the ͏fighter is not expressing any re͏morse for what he said about Edwards’s father.

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After the defeat, Covington was in a state of denial and blamed that he was defeated because the judges favored Edwards. Fans expected that Covington might be sorry for his comments about Edward’s father after the defeat, but a recent statement by Covington has provided a reality check to the fans.

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“Not at all [regretting his comments]. Why would I have sympathy for a sex trafficker? Someone who has impacted and hurt a lot of people’s lives? The truth always stings the worst in the world, so no, I don’t feel bad about that at all,” said Covington at a press conference.

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Covington might be going for a disaster management mode right now, but the wildfire that he has ignited is working against him. There’s no denying that ‘Chaos’ has caused a lot of controversy recently and it might take quite a moment for people to forgive him. What’s your take on Colby Covington’s statements?

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Suryakant Das

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I'm Suryakant Das, an avid sports enthusiast from a family that cherishes the world of sports. I still vividly recall the day my father took me to watch Indian wrestling, sparking my fascination with the discipline and the aura of those warriors. Over time, my love for combat sports grew, and now, I'm a UFC writer at EssentiallySports.
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Yeswanth Praveen

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