Parts of the encounter were caught on tape. One video was by Covington, who apparently live-streamed it on social media.
Covington’s video (which can be viewed below this paragraph) picks up near the end of the incident, which took place outside the host hotel for UFC Fight Night 121 in Sydney. By the time Covington’s video begins, he’s already on an expletive-filled tirade aimed at Werdum.
“Look at this f*cking clown! You’re a f*cking clown, Fabricio Werdum!” Covington says. “You’re a filth … yeah, what’s up? You just punched me in the face! You wanna come punch me again, b*tch! What? What? Yeah, you think you’re so tough! Look at you, f*cking f*****! That’s right! You’re a little b*tch! What? I’m gonna see you soon! I’m gonna see you soon, motherf*cker! You’re old, motherf*cker! You ain’t shit!”
It’s at this point Covington turns the camera onto himself and speaks into it before the video cuts off.
“F*ck Brazil. F*ck Fabricio Werdum. Little b*tch ass,” Covington says. “F*ck Brazil. A bunch of filthy animals. And they wonder why they get talked to like that. Because they’re a bunch of animals.”
A second video, which appears to show what happened before Covington started filming, also surfaced on Facebook. In it, Werdum is seen throwing something at Covington. You can watch it below:
It’s not known who or what instigated the encounter, but Werdum offered his side of the story to MMAjunkie, denying Covington’s claim that he was punched in the face.
“I didn’t punch his face, because he had a lot of guys in the middle,” Werdum said.
Werdum said he was in the Hilton Sydney lobby on his way out when he crossed paths with Covington. Werdum said he didn’t notice Covington until Covington called him a “Brazilian animal.” That’s when Werdum said he reacted by knocking Covington’s phone out of his hand. Covington, in turn, responded with a low kick that Werdum said he blocked.
“I no punch him. I no touch him. I have a video. This is bullshit,” Werdum said. “This guy’s a liar. I wanted to punch him, because he kicked me. But I just dropped his phone, because he called me a ‘Brazilian animal.’ I don’t know why he said that. It’s too much.”
“This guy’s a crazy guy.”
Covington found himself in hot water last month after calling fans in Sao Paulo “filthy animals.” Covington made the remarks during his octagon interview after defeating Demian Maia at UFC Fight Night 119.
Covington is in Sydney as a guest of the UFC. Werdum is scheduled to fight Marcin Tybura in the UFC Fight Night 121 main event on Saturday.
In statement issued to MMAjunkie, the UFC said it’s looking into the matter.
“UFC was made aware of the altercation between Fabricio Werdum and Colby Covington at the organization’s host hotel in Sydney, Australia,” the statement read. “The organization will conduct a full investigation to determine if the Athlete Conduct Policy was violated before taking any further action on this matter.”view original article >>
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