The UFC’s number one welterweight contender, and number one outside-the-octagon motormouth, Colby Covington, weighed in on Dustin Poirier’s UFC 264 win.
Turning Poirier’s words against him, Covington labelled his former teammate a “dirtbag” and declared the win “obviously a fluke”:
Covington labels “dirtbag” Poirier’s UFC 264 win “a fluke”
“I thought it showed the charitable, nice guy, the true character of Dustin ‘The Dupeus’ Poirier last night.
He’s out there strutting in front of Conor’s face. Obviously, it was a fluke, man. Conor broke his leg. It was a fluke decision ending. It wasn’t a knockout, it wasn’t a clear-cut decision, it wasn’t a submission.
And the guy’s out there strutting in front of the guy’s face at his downfall when that guy made his career and did everything for Dustin to give him these big fights.”
Poirier won the trilogy bout with Conor McGregor this Saturday night via a TKO doctor stoppage. McGregor collapsed in gruesome fashion, his leg buckling under the Irishman’s weight following a lengthy period of grappling on the fence.
Two of the three judges present awarded Poirier a 10-8 round, testament to Dustin’s dominant performance over the course of round one. Dustin undoubtedly won the round, but victory coming through a doctor’s intervention rather than points, submission or a knockout has some questioning the validity of the result.
Colby Covington’s favorite argument of late is that Dustin Poirier isn’t a nice guy. He appears to have moved on from declaring Kamaru Usman afraid to face him, instead posting sparring videos of Poirier and trying to drum up a grudge match with his former American Top Teammate.
Covington elaborated on his position, Mimicking McGregor’s trash talk of bringing Poirier’s wife into proceedings:
“So I thought it was funny. It showed his true character. He’s got his little prop wife Jolie out there. Obviously, she’s a prop.
He only uses her as a prop because he knows he’s a piece of sh*t person and he wants to act like a nice guy, a family man, a father, and a good husband.
I just thought it showed his true character last night. He’s a dirtbag and so is the whole camp that he resides out of.”
Covington’s longtime grudge against Poirier appears to be at boiling point, particularly as Poirier’s star is rising thanks to consecutive wins over the UFC’s biggest star. If Covington gets his way, Dustin may well chase a move up to lightweight to challenge his former teammate.
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