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Colby Covington Tweets "Apology" for Post-Fight Comments

Colby Covington Tweets

Covington though, claimed on Twitter right after the fight that he was just hitting back at the fans for chanting "You're going to die" in Brazilian to him, and did not understand the outrage. Calling Brazil a "dump" and its people "filthy animals", Covington drew the wrath of the fans, who were soon throwing bottles at the welterweight.

You can also check out a video of Covington's controversial post-match interview in the player below.

Naturally the American's comments were met by loud, angry boos at the Ibirapuera gymnasium.

Woodley was quick to get on Twitter and respond to the call out.

"I don't walk back anything I said because I don't think I said anything that offensive", Covington said. "If you don't answer the front door, I'm gonna knock it in and take what's mine - that welterweight belt".

If anyone was expecting a honest or even a pandering, self-serving apology from Covington however, they obviously don't know how committed the American Top Team fighter is to the brash, fast-talking, abrasive villain character that he has created in recent months.

I went to work last week.

Facing his toughest opponent yet, Covington (13-1) defeated Maia via unanimous decision to claim the biggest win of his career and virtually put himself in the top three of the welterweight rankings. My employer had to place security at my hotel room to protect me. He apologised to "any filthy animal" for comparing it to his "hosts in Sao Paulo".

"I would like to thank everyone's support in one more step in my path", Maia said on Facebook. The great lesson of the sport is to know that competing always brings lessons, and we have to be thankful for victory and defeat for learning.



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