Covington May Leave ATT
Colby Covington has been taking shots at “jealous” Jorge Masvidal and “bully” Dustin Poirier in the aftermath of being taken off the main event for UFC 244 on November 2nd.
The comments from Covington have caused Masvidal and Poirier to actively warn the former interim welterweight champion to avoid them at all times or it will be “on-sight.”
“That’s a very real possibility,” Colby Covington said to BJPenn.com of leaving American Top Team. “It’s a very real possibility. I don’t know. I think Dan Lambert (ATT Owner) is a little bit nervous about it. We’ve been having talks the last couple of days and he’s very nervous about it. He doesn’t know what’s going to happen.”
“I don’t know what’s going to happen,” Covington added. “I’m always there at the gym. They know where to find me if they want to cause a scene and make friction in the gym. I know Dan doesn’t like that. He doesn’t want that rap,” he said.
“That’s the worst part about this, is the rap our gym’s getting; that there’s so much friction in the gym. But everybody knows the results speak for themselves. American Top Team is the greatest gym in the world. We have the best fighters, we have the best coaches and we have the best facilities.”
“So I just hope that Dan doesn’t let the opinion of outsiders influence what we’re really doing. And at the end of the day, people are going to love you and people are going to hate you, man. Just take it all. There’s no such thing as bad publicity. The only bad publicity is no publicity.”
“So I hope he understands what we’re doing and what we’re trying to accomplish,” Covington said of Lambert. “But it’s his gym and at the end of the day, he’s going to make the decisions. And whatever decision he makes, I’m going to be okay with that because I trust his decision making and what he wants to do with his gym.”
“Either way, I’m going to keep winning fights. I’m going to keep getting the biggest paychecks in sport. And nobody’s going to stop me. It doesn’t matter where I’m at, I’m the best fighter in the world. And no one’s going to prove different.”