Joanna Jedrzejczyk recently spoke to Ariel Helwani. Apparently, all is still not well between Joanna and her ATT teammate, Colby Covington.
The two have been on bad terms ever since Colby Covington started disrespecting teammates Jorge Masvidal and Dustin Poirier. The fact that Colby found it difficult being a team player did not bode well with Joanna.
The tension between the two came to light after Joanna’s victory over Michelle Waterson at UFC Fight Night 161. Joanna made a statement regarding Colby’s behavior in one of the interviews post her win, this one too on Ariel Helwani’s show. She said, “No, no focus on dumb people. Colby is something else. We let him be.”
Joanna was so disappointed in Covington that despite being her teammate, she had wished that Kamaru Usman would defeat Covington in the title fight. She said, “I never wish any fighter to get like hurt, (but) I wish that Usman will beat his ass. I shouldn’t say this because you always should support your people, but Colby is not a friend. He’s just acting weird. He’s an ugly guy. You never talk bad about your teammates, doesn’t matter if you like them or not.”
Well, Joanna’s wishes sure were answered as Kamaru Usman defeated Colby Covington at UFC 245. Yet, Colby wasn’t quite done with Joanna.
The two proceeded to have an altercation which has apparently managed to escape the media’s detailed watch to-date. And today, they are both still not on talking terms. Joanna called for an apology from Covington when she recently appeared on Ariel Helwani’s show.
Colby Covington has to bow down to the queen and say sorry: Joanna Jedrzejczyk
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In the interview with Ariel Helwani, Joanna opened up about her current relationship with Colby. She said that the two of them had had an argument before her last fight. Yet, she did not disclose the details of the same. On being asked what exactly went down between the two, Joanna said,
“Oh, nothing. He knows. He has to bow down to the queen and say sorry. We should respect each other. This is what we do at ATT. It is an amazing place. We have more and more people coming in from all over the world. We all help each other and we all respect each other.”
Well, there is no arguing the fact that every sport requires athletes to imbibe the spirit of sportsmanship. Colby Covington has always had the media’s spotlight for taking altercations with fellow fighters and even ex-roommates to unprecedented levels.
Do you agree that it is time that Colby Covington dropped the attitude and start respecting fellow fighters, or at least those on his team?
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