Former interim UFC welterweight champion Colby Covington has said sorry to his teammate Dustin Poirier in typical Colby fashion.
The two train together at the American Top Team (ATT) in Florida, United States. Their relationship turned sour after some trash talking between them. Dustin Poirier was quoted saying following about the situation with Colby Covington:
“Dustin Poirier says he won’t fight @GamebredFighter. If anything, he’ll help him get ready for Nate Diaz. He adds: ‘I don’t sell out like fucking Colby Covington and talk bad about people who I roll with.”
The ongoing beef between the two teammates forced ATT owner Dan Lambert to broker a truce between them.
Colby Covington violated that truce during a recent interview when he said the following about Dustin Poirier:
“We can’t do anything at American Top Team,” Covington said. “That’s a place of business. That’s a sanctuary. And we respect the rules of the American Top Team. We’ve decided to put the beefs aside when we walk into American Top Team. We keep it cool.
“I can’t say what’s gonna happen in the street,” Covington continued. “You’re probably gonna run from me and run home to Louisiana. We know he’s running from me in the Octagon. He ain’t never gonna try and fight me in the Octagon.
“That’s what makes the whole thing so stupid. He’s a little lightweight washout and he’s trying to call out the greatest welterweight of all time, me, myself. So the whole thing from the start is just fake news. It makes no sense.”
Now, Covington has done a U-turn and apologised to Poirier for his comments. He issued a statement on his Instagram earlier this week:
“Made a deal to keep it civil with @dustinpoirier and broke it in an interview yesterday,” Covington said. “I’m a man of my word and I apologize for the mistake.”
Colby Covington last fought in the Octagon back at UFC 245. He challenged UFC welterweight champion Kamaru Usman for the undisputed belt, losing to him via TKO in the 5th-round.
Covington suffered a jaw injury in that fight and has been recovering since. His next fight has not been announced at this time, although he did recently try to get a short-notice main event fight against Tyron Woodley.
Woodley said he had accepted the fight, but Covington did not actually wish to fight this weekend, accusing him of “clout chasing”.
This article first appeared on CLOSEDGUARDMEDIA.com on 18th March, 2020.