‘On Camera He Pretends He’s a Father’ – Colby Covington Promises to Expose Dustin Poirier

Published 06/04/2021, 12:10 PM EDT
NEWARK, NJ – AUGUST 03: Colby Covington battles 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)


The infamous #1 UFC welterweight contender, Colby Covington, is the type of person who won’t hold back when he trash talks about someone.

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In this case, Covington didn’t hold back while he talked about Dustin Poirier. Furthermore, Covington made a promise to expose Poirier ahead of his trilogy fight against Conor McGregor.

Poirier and McGregor first clashed at UFC 178, where McGregor claimed a first-round T/KO victory. Then the rematch took place at UFC 257, where Poirier avenged his loss by winning the fight via T/KO in the second round. Now, the pair will duke it out in a trilogy fight at UFC 264.

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In a recent interview with Helen Yee Sports, Yee asked Covington about his thoughts on the trilogy fight. That is when Covington took a dig at Poirier.

‘Chaos’ said, “I am just sick of hearing that Dustin’s a nice guy, charitable. I am exposing for the coward and the fraud that he really is.

“Behind cameras, he ain’t a nice guy. On cameras, he acts, pretends like he is a father, good guy, oh my charity, you know.”

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Colby Covington believes that Dustin Poirier uses his charity for a tax write-off

The #1 UFC lightweight contender, Dustin Poirier, is an elite MMA athlete. Also, he is a former UFC interim lightweight champion.

Poirier is as good of a person outside the octagon as he is in his professional MMA career. Poirier runs a charity organization named ‘The Good Fight Foundation’ alongside his wife, Jolie Poirier. The primary goal of this charity is to raise money for needy people and help them benefit in every way.

However, Covington believes it’s otherwise. In the same interview, Covington also talked about Poirier’s charity. ‘Chaos’ said, “We all know that his charity is a tax write-off. So, Dustin’s a coward.”

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It’s clear by now that Covington dislikes Poirier. However, Poirier is the type of person who won’t let anyone’s comments affect his mindset.

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As far as his professional MMA career goes, Poirier is probably the no. 1 pick as the future UFC lightweight champion. What do you make of the infamous Colby Covington’s comments on Dustin Poirier’s character?

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Arman Khan

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Arman Khan is a UFC author for EssentiallySports. He began following combat sports when Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor competed in 'The Money Fight' in 2017. 'The Notorious' attracted Arman to the UFC and he became an ardent fan of professional fighting as he could draw parallels with the action from his combat sports experience and break down techniques such as striking and striking defense lucidly for the casual fans.

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