He also upset some of his teammates at southern Florida’s American Top Team, including UFC women’s bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes — a Brazilian — coach Din Thomas, and former UFC title challenger Antonio Silva.
Just a D BAG— Amanda Nunes (@Amanda_Leoa) October 29, 2017
On the real, how would Americans like if a foreigner came to the US and disrespected the US the way Colby did Brazil?— Din Thomas (@DinThomas) October 29, 2017
I guess Americans are allowed to disrespect any country as long as its not America. https://t.co/wxAMuvmdEY— Din Thomas (@DinThomas) October 29, 2017
Calling someone's country a dump and it's people animals is disrespectful. Also could be considered racist.— Will Brooks (@ILLxWillBrooks) October 29, 2017
Doesn't mean I support what he said.— Will Brooks (@ILLxWillBrooks) October 29, 2017
UFC champion Tyron Woodley, who happens to reign over Covington’s division, added his two cents on his fellow American Top Team fighter’s performance over the jiu-jitsu ace. Woodley is still officially part of the American Top Team roster, but usually trains at a separate branch in St. Louis or at Milwaukee’s Roufusport.
He changed his name to Colby "Cotton Fist" Covington. Or Easy Money Covington. Sum like that. I'm embarrassed he was proud of that https://t.co/cVDPnB7e5T— Tyron T-Wood Woodley (@TWooodley) October 29, 2017
Covington defeated Maia by unanimous decision in the evening’s co-main event. Maia outpointed the wrestler on the feet in the opening round, but Covington opened up more in the latter two rounds after Maia started to tire. Covington stuffed all of Maia’s many takedown attempts and never was in a bad position on the mat.
After the biggest victory of his career, Covington angered and insulted the crowd in his post-fight speech, and then called out the 170-pound titleholder, Woodley. The Brazilian fans threw trash at him and extra security was required at the fighter hotel afterwards.