Say what you will about the heel personal that has been embraced by Colby Covington in recent years, but it has certainly brought him a lot of attention.
Covington has drawn criticism from all quarters of the mixed martial arts world for the brash persona which he used en route to an ultimately unsuccessful UFC title shot late last year and it has caused some headaches with regard to his status at the American Top Team training centre in which he has been a member for the majority of his top-level career thus far.
Jorge Masvidal has an obvious problem with Covington, as does another ATT member in Dustin Poirier and now you can add former strawweight champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk to the mix.
“He’s a prick. I don’t care about this guy. He doesn’t know how to act. He’s not a real man,” she said to TMZ Sport days out from his world title challenge to China’s Zhang Weili in Las Vegas this weekend.
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🇺🇸. The first fight week training behind us.👊🏼 Well, I need to tell you that I’ve got the power, despite small amount of calories and less energy💥 Quick shower, and then I’m going to register for the fight, sign posters, and in the evening train again.😃 Are you waiting for the fight?😉 🇵🇱. Pierwszy trening fight weeku za nami.👊🏼 Noooo, powiem Wam, że jest power, pomimo małej ilości kalorii i mniejszej energii💥 Szybki shower i lecę na rejestrację przed walką i podpisywanie plakatów, a wieczorem znowu trening.😃 Czekacie na walkę?🤗 💙 @americantopteam 👸🏻 #ufc248 #fightweek #ATTnation #teamjoanna #weareready
American Top Team has a reputation for inviting fighters from all across the world to train within their facility. Due to his the Polish fighter says that not everyone is always going to get along — but efforts must be made for fighters to have respect for one another, an attribute that she says Covington lacks.