Colby Covington wants to fight Dustin Poirier after he takes care of business against Kamaru Usman at UFC 268, the former interim welterweight champion told Submission Radio in a recent interview.
Covington has a long and sordid history with Poirier, with ‘The Diamond’ previously complaining about ‘Chaos’ insulting now former teammates at American Top Team (ATT) in Coconut Creek, Florida.
Covington has repeatedly labelled Poirier a ‘fake nice guy’ in interviews, but this time, the 33-year-old may have gone too far.
Covington labelled Poirier and his family ‘Louisiana swamp trash’ and accused the top-ranked lightweight fighter of using his wife as a ‘prop’ to boost his image.
“There’s only one fight to make after I absolutely destroy Marty Fakenewsman (Kamaru Usman) and dump him on his head and give him a wedgie, live at Madison Square Garden on November 6th.,” Covington said (h/t Low Kick MMA). “The only fight to make is me and Dustin ‘The Soy Boy’ Soyrier (Dustin Poirier). That’s the only fight guys. Him and his family are Louisiana swamp trash. Him and his little jezebel of a wife. Him and his little kid that he uses as a prop, like he’s a family man. The fake charity guy — which is a write-off for his business, that doesn’t really donate that money to kids and people, he’s just using it as a tax write-off.“
“He’s a fake nice guy on camera,” he continued. “He’s a piece of sh*t off camera. I’ve seen this guy. I know how he is. I’ve seen how he treats other people. He’s a piece of sh*t. he’s a dirtbag. I’m gonna expose him. He said it was on sight. I thought it was on sight, guys? Why is he quiet now? Because he knows I’m coming for him and he knows he’s not a man of his word. He talked all this sh*t in the media, ‘Oh, It’s on sight when I see Colby (Covington)’. I’ve seen him 50 times since then and he walked right away. He put his eyes down and he walked right past me like the good little b*tch that he is. So, I am Dustin ‘Doofus’ Soyrier’s daddy. His little jezebel of a wife, Jolie, his little prop for his family. That’s the only fight to make after I destroy Marty Fakenewsman on November 6th.“
Poirier most recently fought at UFC 264 where he disposed of Conor McGregor via first-round TKO (doctor’s stoppage) in their trilogy bout at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. He is expected to take on Charles Oliveira for the lightweight title sometime later this year.
Covington, meanwhile, will challenge Usman for the welterweight title in a replay of their first championship matchup at UFC 245 which saw the latter retain his belt with a fifth-round stoppage victory. UFC 268, which is expected to feature Usman vs. Covington II as the main event, is scheduled to take place on Nov. 6 at Madison Square Garden in New York.