VIDEO: When Colby Covington Delivered One of the Greatest Post-fight Interviews in UFC’s History

Published 11/03/2021, 6:45 AM EDT


UFC fighter Colby Covington had faced Demian Maia back in 2017 at UFC Fight Night 119. He won the bout through a unanimous decision. Although the American fighter won, people remember the fight for his post-fight interview and not so much for the actual fight.

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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)

Before their fight, Covington bashed Demian Maia and his country. The same sentiment followed after he won the fight as well.

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During his post-fight interview with Daniel Cormier, Covington ripped his opponent’s home country and drew loud boos. Later, Maia and many Brazilian UFC fans condemned this, as his comments hurt their sentiments. 

Colby Covington insulted Brazil during his post-fight interview

Ahead of the fight, Covington supposedly knew that the UFC would cut him despite his impressive track record. Hence, in a bid to save his UFC career, he adopted his heel persona.

During his interview, ‘Chaos’ said, “Brazil, you’re a dump! All you filthy animals s**k. I’ve got one thing to say: Tyron Woodley, I’m coming for you. If you don’t answer the front door, I’m going to knock it in and I’m going to take what’s mine, that welterweight belt.”

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Covington did not even let the translator translate his message. He was fixated on calling out Woodley for a fight for the welterweight title and had the whole crowd riled. ‘Chaos’ said, “We ain’t translating tonight, baby. All you need to know is- bring me my belt. Where you at Tyron Woodley?”

‘Chaos’ achieved tremendous success after his career-saving rant

His interview became one of the most shocking post-fight interviews because he insulted the Brazilian fans who attended the event. The speech propelled his career, and he bagged several opportunities.

In his next fight, Covington beat Rafael dos Anjos for the interim welterweight strap. Two fights later, he fought Kamaru Usman for the welterweight gold at UFC 245.

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Yet another defining moment in Covington’s career is about to occur soon. His bout against Kamaru Usman at UFC 268 will have the potential to push his fighting career to a whole new level.

After claiming that the referee stopped the first fight early, the upcoming bout will give Colby Covington the rare chance to prove that he is the dominant fighter. However, Usman is no joke, and taking on such a highly-skilled fighter can be dangerous.

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UFC 268 will go down on November 6th. Which fighter are you backing? Let us know in the comments below.

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Rohini Kottu

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Rohini Kottu is a UFC Writer at EssentiallySports. She is also a Psychologist and has a Master's degree in Clinical Psychology. Rohini, in her role as a UFC writer, combines her admiration for the mental resilience that MMA fighters have and her love for analysis.

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