Since 2017 when he took on the “heel” role, Colby Covington has been consistently pushing buttons. He is sparing no one with his tirades - not even the late Glenn Robinson, who died of a heart attack in 2018.
“I know you gave Glenn a heart attack from all those years you were ducking me, so, don’t worry he’ll be watching from hell on Dec. 14,” Covington told Kamaru Usman.
Robinson’s daughters did not take these comments lightly . Asking for their names to be withheld, they recently sent a written statement to MMA Junkie in response to Covington.
It saddens us to even have to make a statement regarding a previous distasteful comment Colby Covington made suggesting our late father, Glenn Robinson, will be watching his upcoming fight from hell. However, after careful thought and consideration, on behalf of our family, we feel it is necessary to defend our father’s name.
The death of our father is still very raw. Our family is still grieving from his loss, so imagine the hurt we felt to hear such hateful words recklessly said about our father.
We understand the excitement of building up hype before a fight, but we are sure Colby Covington can get press for his upcoming fight on his own merit and without spewing hateful words towards our father, the founder of the Blackzilians.
In fact, our father was the exact opposite of a hateful person. He gave countless opportunities to many people, both personally and professionally. He consistently put everyone else’s best interests before his own. Our father died too young, but we can proudly say he accomplished more during his short life than many others do in a full lifetime.
Covington and Usman will headline UFC 245 on December 145th in Las Vegas, with the UFC welterweight title on the line.