UFC’s Colby Covington isn’t backing down after making several controversial comments following UFC Vegas 11.
Last week, Covington went on a tirade against the Black Lives Matter movement during his postfight press conference.
"Black Lives Matter is a complete sham. It's a joke. They're taking people that are complete terrorists. These are bad people… [Tyron Woodley] is a communist. He's a Marxist. He hates America." – @ColbyCovMMA
— MMAFighting.com (@MMAFighting) September 20, 2020
Covington went on to ask Nigerian UFC champion Kamaru Usman if he got a call from his “little tribe” using “smoke signals.”
Colby Covington: Did you get a call from, freaking, you’re little tribe? Did they give you some smoke signals for you?
The wild part is Kamaru Usman doesn't even address this bc racism has become normalized around Colby Covington and, bc they allow it unchecked, the UFC pic.twitter.com/wc7hzsimq8
— Reese Waters (@reesewaters) September 20, 2020
Despite receiving plenty of backlash for his comments, UFC President Dana White said the organization would not censor Covington.
"Who's more about free speech than we are? We literally let our people do or say whatever."
— MMA Junkie (@MMAjunkie) September 20, 2020
On Friday, Covington took to Instagram to mock the “woke mob” for trying to cancel him.
Nice try woke mob, but you can’t cancel Colby Covington Inc!!! 🇺🇸🦅🇺🇸 I speak for the Silent Majority and I’ll never back down. Have a problem snowflakes? Direct your complaints to the comment section below