Colby Covington has become one of the most villainous figures in all of MMA. The UFC welterweight contender has come under fire for his remarks towards Brazilians and the country as a whole, engaged in a heated confrontation with ex-heavyweight champ Fabricio Werdum, and recently took aim at Kenny Florian over a segment on UFC Tonight.
Up next in Covington’s never-ending quest to troll the world, spoiling the ending to the just-released Star Wars: The Last Jedi film. We won’t reveal the spoiler itself (obviously), but rather copy-and-paste everything else that Colby wrote in the same tweet.
While it is unclear as to whether or not Covington was referencing Kool and the Gang’s smash hit “Ladies Night” in that tweet, what is clear is that most of the responses were probably what he wanted... that is, lots of hate.
You're trying too hard. It makes you look a bit desperate for attention.— Euric (@ItsEuric) December 15, 2017
Here's a spoiler, you will never be champ— Mike Luther (@MikeRLuther) December 15, 2017
Movie was still more exciting than your last three fights ♂️— daniel williams (@danielw769) December 15, 2017
P.O.S.— Gleb Tokarev (@MMAFRoO) December 15, 2017
DUDE... forget the title shot you’ll never get, for tying to spoil #starwars im gonna drop to 170 to beat your boring ass.— Sam Alvey (@smilensam) December 15, 2017
Okay Magana time to settle down— Jordan (@GroucottJordan) December 15, 2017
Try a little harder to be Conor mcgregor— Andrew Arbogast (@Brotherwolf1) December 15, 2017
you are now blocked !— MMAFanLondon (@MMAFanLondon) December 15, 2017
Unfollow. I was a huge fan of yours, and was looking forward to Star Wars for 2 years . I won't hate on you, just sad you took that from people. @TWooodley— Petah Struzz Arrow (@Libscientist) December 16, 2017
I was on the @ColbyCovMMA train until this post. I agree with everything said about Brazil and its fans. Not really into to star wars but there's better ways to get attention than spoiling movies.— AL Hill (@workingcracker) December 15, 2017
Please please @TWooodley end this dude. I think we’ve all seen enough— Gage Rhodus (@gagerhodus) December 15, 2017
In fairness, there are some who did enjoy Covington’s act, and there are many others who had negative things to say about Colby, but their tweets are not really suitable for re-publishing here.
Covington has since responded to the backlash he received on Thursday by
issuing a heartfelt apology to Star Wars fans who hadn’t yet seen the movie expressing no regrets whatsoever.
“There’s a couple hundred that are pissed off and want me dead, want my head, that want ISIS to burn my family,” Covington told MMAjunkie Radio. “So a lot of virgins and nerds out there mad at Colby Covington.”
Right now, Covington (13-1) does not have a fight booked, but on the heels of his win over Demian Maia, he’s the #3 ranked welterweight contender on the UFC roster, so a title shot isn’t too far away for the 29-year-old.