Bisping Gives His Harsh Take on “F*cking Idiot” Colby Covington
Mixed martial arts fans can now add former UFC middleweight champion Michael Bisping to the long list of people who aren’t on the Colby “Chaos” Covington bandwagon.
Bisping has made a career out of building rivalries fans want to see settled in the octagon using his renowned quick-wit and smart mouth.
While Covington’s schtick during his rise to the top of the UFC’s welterweight division has often been divisive, it certainly feels like it’s hit another level when someone who trash talks as much as Bisping has a problem with the way Covington has acted over the last few years.
Bisping didn’t hold back when he was asked for his opinion of Covington during a recent appearance on the MMA Roasted Podcast.
“Yeah listen, I mean Jesus Christ, there have been things I regret saying all the time, of course I have yeah, I said something I regret today, but he’s a f*cking idiot, let’s be honest,” said Bisping.
“I mean come on, look at him, he’s a f*cking embarrassment to himself.
“You see him at that press conference the other day in that f*cking suit on? He looked like a pimp from the 80s.
“He’s terrible, he’s terrible. He just needs to stop trying so hard. Stop trying to be a d*ck. Obviously being a d*ck comes naturally to him, he doesn’t need to be trying so f*cking hard.”
Covington had turned up to the UFC 25th anniversary press conference in a pinstriped suit and dark sunglasses and gotten into a rather embarrassing argument with welterweight standout Kamaru Usman.
Usman asserted that the two had come face to face backstage prior to the press conference and that Covington had tried to ignore Usman who was more than happy to confront the controversial welterweight. Video released from backstage would later confirm Usman’s version of events.
Covington would also come face to face with Rafael dos Anjos, who wore a shirt with a boomerang emblazoned across it in reference to Covington’s altercation with former heavyweight champion Fabricio Werdum at a hotel in Sydney, Australia. Werdum would throw a plastic boomerang at the welterweight for his comments regarding Werdum’s home country.
Covington had previously trashed the country of Brazil in a post fight interview that saw him label the country as a “dump” filled with “filthy animals”.
“People want me dead there. The UFC had to buy two plane tickets to Brazil. One for me. And one for my big nuts. This fight is legendary status, This [fight with Rafael dos Anjos] will imprint my name into history. said Covington in an interview with ESPN. “I know people who want me dead there. I have received a lot of death threats. I’ve been told someone is offering a bounty on my head, to murder me before I make it to the Octagon.”
Covington is set to face off with former lightweight champion Rafael dos Anjos on June 5th at UFC 225 in Chicago, Illinois. He has added welterweight Brazilian jiu jitsu black belt Demian Maia to his list of scalps, racking up an impressive five wins in a row. Bisping feels that this still isn’t enough for Covington to be trash talking the way that he has been.
Where did he go? Where did he go? He hasn’t gone anywhere yet,” Bisping said.
“He’s had a couple of fights and beat Demian Maia in Brazil, then talked a load of sh*t and then got a boomerang thrown at him in Brazil by Werdum and he went to the police crying like a little baby.
“He hasn’t got anywhere yet,” Bisping continued. He’s sitting at that press conference trying to talk s*it and he’s just trying to be Conor McGregor.
“Listen, I don’t want to sit here and talk s*it, but you asked me the question.”