“No Wonder Masvidal Got Him in Public” – UFC Fighter Slams Colby Covington After Death Threats to Jon Anik

Published 03/22/2023, 4:33 AM EDT

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Controversial fighter Colby Covington made yet another headline after issuing a death threat to the UFC commentator, Jon Anik. He even sounded off on fellow welterweight fighter Belal Muhammad. However, lightweight fighter Jared Gordon hit right back at the former interim champion in a post on social media.

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Covington surprised the MMA community after appearing during the weigh-in event for UFC 286. UFC flew him over to London as the backup fighter for the main event of the pay-per-view. However, the match went on as scheduled between Kamaru Usman and Leon Edwards. The American later appeared in the post-fight press conference of the event and controversy arose.

Colby Covington sends a despicable threat to Jon Anik

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When ‘Chaos’ was brought in by UFC president Dana White as the backup fighter for the London headliner, Jon Anik expressed his disappointment towards the fact that it was unfair to Belal Muhammad. The UFC commentator recently tweeted that ‘Remember the Name’ should have been the choice for backup since he is on a 9-fight undefeated streak. Moreover, Belal hasn’t lost a fight in over four years under the UFC banner. Anik believes that he deserves his fair share of respect.

However, Colby Covington wasn’t pleased to hear those words from Jon Anik and issued him a death threat in an x-rated rant during an interview with MMA Fighting’He said, “So you [Anik] wanted to lick my freaking b*lls in London. And then you wanna go back behind the stage and cheerlead for a racist [Muhammad].” He added, “Jon Anik, dude, I don’t want your kids to grow up without a dad. Just realize you live in Boca, I live in Miami motherf***er. You’re not too far from me. So you better shut your f***ing mouth. You poke the bear? Now you get the bear comes after you.”

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A fellow UFC star expressed his dissatisfaction with the welterweight star’s words.

Jared Gordon reacts to Covington’s death threat

Death threats aren’t rare in combat sports. But fighters issue most of these threats to their opponents. So ‘Chaos’s words did not sit well with many people online. Even Jared ‘Flash’ Gordon dropped a tweet addressing Covington’s death threat toward Jon Anik. He wrote: Death threats for towards [Jon Anik] and his children. No wonder Masvidal got him in public.” Jared Gordon was livid with a fighter threatening a harmless commentator.

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He claimed that Jorge Masvidal did the right thing when he jumped on him in Miami. ‘Flash’ then mentioned the gravity of the words Covington used. He wrote: “These arent fighting words these are I kill you words. Clearly Colby has never been locked up or in the streets much…”

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Dana White provided his reason to choose Colby Covington as the next title contender because of his acceptance of the backup role for UFC 286 on a day’s notice. However, Leon Edwards seemed to share the same sentiment as Jon Anik and believes that there are other worthy contenders in the division who deserve the title shot. What do you make of Covington’s words toward Anik and Gordon’s subsequent comments on the issue? Tell us in the comments section below.

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