Colby Covington has never really been known as the most discreet fighter in the UFC.
The UFC 245 world title challenger has once again brought out his scorched earth policy in promotion of this month’s fight against Kamaru Usman as he hurls insults at everyone from his opponent to UFC president Dana White — but one target of his trash talk has stood up to the MAGA-supporting fighter and told him in no uncertain terms to watch his mouth.
The daughters of Blackzillians founder Glenn Robinson, who passed away in September of last year, have released a statement in which they compel Covington to stop using his name as a promotional tool for the December 14 card, after he had brought up Robinson’s passing by saying that he had a heart attack after Usman — who trained with the Blackzilians — continually ducked Covington.
Covington also said that Robinson would watch their fight this month “from hell”.
Robinson’s daughters contacted MMA Junkie to release a statement in which they ask that Covington refrain from using their father’s name as a tool to promote a fight.
“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.
“Lastly, we did not want to make this statement or to breathe more life into someone that truly has no relevance in our lives, but we will always defend our father, his reputation and his name, the one we share proudly.”
–Written by the daughters of the late Glenn Robinson