UFC’s Colby Covington Says He Beat Tyron Woodley Because He Stands For ‘Black Lives Matter’, Gets Called A ‘Racist Scumbag’ By Leon Edwards
UFC welterweight Leon Edwards is not fan of Colby Covington or his politics.
On Saturday night, Covington dominated Tyron Woodley for four rounds until the fight was stopped when Woodley appeared to injure his ribs.
— ESPN MMA (@espnmma) September 20, 2020
After the fight, Covington blasted Woodley for representing everything he hates which includes standing for the “Black Lives Matter” movement and being a “communist” who “hates America”.
"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
.@ColbyCovMMA says there's no peace with Tyron Woodley after their fight: "He stands for everything I hate. He stands for evil. He stands for Black Lives Matter."#UFCVegas11 | Full interview: https://t.co/skjuVe9BtJ pic.twitter.com/brWk5bMLrD
— MMA Junkie (@MMAjunkie) September 20, 2020
Following his tirade at UFC Vegas 11, a couple of prominent black fighters including Edwards and Kamaru Usman stepped up to say that they were waiting to knock out Covington for his “racist” comments.
— Leon 'Rocky' Edwards (@Leon_edwardsmma) September 20, 2020
Come See Me 👊🏿✊🏿🇳🇬 pic.twitter.com/B9mUf0j4zG
— KAMARU USMAN (@USMAN84kg) September 20, 2020
Usman, who is currently the UFC welterweight champion after beating Covington last December, has been critical of Covington’s political commentary in the past.
I really wish someone would just break your jaw already… ✅ https://t.co/ULJbCFQQUT
— KAMARU USMAN (@USMAN84kg) August 27, 2020