Sean Strickland, the UFC middleweight champion, unleashed a fiery response to Colby Covington during a press conference ahead of the UFC 296 ceremonial weigh-ins. Strickland, engaged in a heated verbal exchange with his UFC 297 title opponent Dricus Du Plessis, took a moment to address Colby Covington.
Strickland began by calling out Colby as “an utter piece of s***” and accused him of mistreating people on a personal level. He expressed his discontent with Covington aligning himself with Trump Republicans, emphasizing that he considers the blue-collar workers as his people.
Strickland particularly condemned Colby for making fun of Leon Edwards’ late father, stating that it was the “biggest c*** move” one could make. He commended Edwards for being a good man and winning a title despite the challenges. Strickland concluded by labeling Colby as fake, insulting him as a “p****,” and asserting that he would call 911 if confronted.
The animosity between Strickland and Covington has escalated with verbal jabs and personal attacks, setting the stage for potential fireworks if they ever face each other in the octagon.