Khabib Nurmagomedov Urges Fighters To Boycott Colby Covington
Colby Covington has found himself in boiling water with the former UFC lightweight Kingpin, Khabib Nurmagomedov.
On Thursday, Nurmagomedov took to Twitter and gave his verdict on the current Masvidal-Covington fracas. The UFC’s future Hall of Famer gave a bold statement urging fighters to not accept matches with Covington.
“If you are stronger than someone inside the octagon, it does not mean that you can insult his children,” Nurmagomedov wrote.
“No one has the right to insult someone’s family. Once you have gone down this path, then be ready to back up your words. You were attacked by a professional fighter, the same as you are, your own size, and you go press charges against him to the police?”
‘The Eagle’ was not impressed with Covington and believes that the ‘Chaos’ crossed the limit too far this time around and should face the repercussions of his acts.
“I think all welterweights should refuse to fight Colby, just don’t accept fights with him, let him sit without a fight,” Nurmagomedov added.
“It will probably significantly affect him and all fighters who even think of insulting families, who is provoking the fighters to look for someone in restaurants to deal with him.”
In the buildup to UFC 272 main event, Covington exchanged verbal volleys with his former teammate and friend Jorge Masvidal. ‘Gamebred’ claimed that the ‘Chaos’ had taken the rivalry to a personal level, speaking ill of his family and children.
This didn’t go very well with Masvidal, with him promising to fight Covington even on the streets if they ever crossed each other’s path.
And that’s what happened on last Monday night when Masvidal and Covington got into an altercation outside a restaurant in Miami, resulting in Masvidal’s arrest and battery and criminal mischief charges.
Covington lodged a formal police complaint against ‘Gamebred’ claiming to be attacked by the latter. The scuffle resulted in a fractured tooth, slight injury to Covington’s wrist, and damage to his Rolex watch that was worth $90,000.
Masvidal was later released on bond but is expected to appear on court trial if the charges are proven against him.