Dos Anjos Calls Covington A Worse Verson Of McGregor
During UFC’ conference call for UFC 225 on Thursday, Rafael do Anjos decided to fight fire with fire against his trash talking opponent Colby Covington.
The two are set to face off for the interim welterweight title, and dos Anjos isn’t impressed by Covington’s trash talk heading into their fight in Chicago.
“I grew up in Brazil in the favelas, man. Bullies, trash talking, doesn’t work with me,” dos Anjos said during Thursday’s tense conference call.
“But I think Colby, he’s just trying [to be Conor McGregor]. Conor does it well. Conor, he’s a rich man, he makes a lot of money. He’s a businessman, and I can respect that. But Colby, he’s just a worse version of Conor McGregor. He’s trying to be like Conor, but when he loses to me, his career is done. All he has is talk, nothing else.”
“Dude, you don’t believe one word that’s coming out of your mouth, Ralphie,” Covington shot back. “Let’s be honest, you ain’t teaching me s***. I’ve been to Brazil more than you’ve been there. You live in America, land of the free and home of the brave.”
“That’s a Conor McGregor joke,” dos Anjos responded.
“That’s Conor McGregor’s joke, man. You’ve got to create something new. … You’re so fake, bro. You’re so fake. I’m about to be a legend, man, getting two belts. You’re so fake. You say you’re going to say something to Joe Rogan’s face? You say nothing when you see people face-to-face, man. You’re a fraud. You just look at your phone, man. You just bow your head. You just bow your head down and not even look around, man. You don’t even look around.”
“Yeah, because I’m professional fighter,” Covington replied.
“Nah, you’re nothing,” dos Anjos said. “You’re fake. If you’re trying to be a bad guy, you’ve got to be a bad guy all the time. You’re trying to be a bad guy, man. You’ve got to be a bad guy all the time. Don’t be fake.”
“I ain’t fake,” Covington responded. “I’m as real as they come.”
“You’re not. You’re a little p****,” dos Anjos replied. “That’s what you are. You know you are.”
Covington has been making it his business to talk trash the past few months, especially about dos Anjos’ native Brazil. And even though dos Anjos was more than happy to clap back, the fighter claimed on Thursday that, “I’m a cold-blooded fighter. I have no emotions,” dos Anjos said.
“Once I step in that cage, I’m just going to think about making that guy quit. Hurt him. Nothing else. Cold-blooded, always.”
Original Report: MMA Fighting