Trust Colby Covington to rub salt in the wound after Mike Perry’s decision loss to Max Griffin at UFC on FOX 28.
Perry, 26, traded back-and-forth with Griffin for three rounds at Orlando’s Amway Center but fell up short on the scorecards.
Perry’s girlfriend, Danielle Nickerson, was coaching ‘Platinum’ in between rounds and Covington didn’t hesitate to fire shots at the Floridan couple.
Hey @PlatinumPerry, maybe having your ratchet horse faced girlfriend as your head trainer isn't the smartest idea on planet earth. But hey, when you're the product of cousins fucking in Ocala FL how strong can your decision making skills be? #UFCOrlando— Colby Covington (@ColbyCovMMA) February 25, 2018
This tweet shouldn’t come as a surprise to MMA fans, as ‘Chaos’ is infamous for his online trolling and vicious insults. The top-three ranked welterweight contender posted a major Star Wars spoiler in December and called Brazilian fans ‘filthy animals’ after his decision win over Demian Maia at last year’s UFC Fight Night 119 event in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
This time, however, several fighters feel Covington has crossed the line with his online trolling and abuse.
Cub Swanson, Kevin Lee, Kamaru Usman, Anthony Smith, and Alex Nicholson fired back at the controversial welterweight on Twitter.
Not a fan of this or you Colby. Please learn a little class man.— Cub Swanson (@CubSwanson) February 25, 2018
I’m all for trash talk and gaining attention..this crosses the line in my opinion.— Anthony Smith (@lionheartsmith) February 25, 2018
You’re a little cunt who’d have caught a bullet comin up in the places where we came out of you don’t kno shit about fighting for your life you just fight.. we’re blessed to live this life no time for your hate.. You don’t talk like that life will catch you soon Covington— AlexSpartanNicholson (@spartanlife32) February 25, 2018
Gtfo @ColbyCovMMA that’s some bitch shit. That Man went out there and fought his ass off. @PlatinumPerry when you near vegas hmu https://t.co/nCNOLqBmTo— Kevin MTP Lee (@MoTownPhenom) February 25, 2018
You are the definition of #Twitterthug @ColbyCovMMA I can’t wait to leave you starring up at those @ufc lights when I knock you TFO!! Keep hiding your Time is coming. @danawhite @seanshelby @Mickmaynard2 @AliAbdelaziz00 #UFCOrlando https://t.co/VhfKnuDR4m— KAMARU USMAN (@USMAN84kg) February 25, 2018
Covington, 30, is riding a five-fight win streak and believes he is next in line for a welterweight title shot. The NCAA Division I wrestler has targeted reigning champion Tyron Woodley, accusing ‘T-Wood’ of ducking him and even going to the lengths of KO’ing ‘TyQuil Woodley’ at a regional pro wrestling show in Rahway, New Jersey earlier this month.