Covington Looks To “Stand Up” For Fellow Fighters
Colby Covington has decided to stand up to the UFC, not for himself, but for the fighters that “lack a platform.”
“I haven’t heard anything from them and I don’t got anything to say to them,” Covington told BJPenn.com Radio following his demand of a release for not getting Tyron Woodley at UFC 235. “They know where I stand and they’re not going to get anything out of me ’cause I’m standing my ground, I’m standing up for all the fighters that don’t have a f**king platform. They can’t stand up against the UFC. All the shit the UFC gives them,f**ks all the fighters on the pay and just expects you to do things on a drop of a dime when they want it.”
“All these fighters are yes-men, I’m not a yes-man, I don’t do things,” Covington said of his peers.
“When the UFC says to jump I don’t say ‘how high’, I’m not that guy. The UFC knows where I stand and I’m standing up for what’s right. People can hate me, they can love me, but you know I’m standing up for what I believe in and what I earned. In life you can only stand by your word and you gotta have big balls in life and that’s what I got.”
When asked about Covington’s ask for a release at Saturday’s UFC on ESPN+ 1 presser, UFC President Dana White just laughed it off.