After UFC analyst Jon Anik sympathized with Belal Muhammad for feeling forgotten by the UFC despite his nine-fight winning run, UFC fighter Colby Covington recently had a terrible outburst directed at him.When Dana White revealed that Covington is next in line for the title chance, Anik voiced his surprise. At UFC 286 in London, “Chaos” made an unexpected debut and fought as a backup for Kamaru Usman vs. Leon Edwards in the main event.
In a recent interview on MMA Fighting, Covington took offense to those remarks and launched into a profanity-laced tirade at Jon Anik and Belal Muhammad. Covington has been the target of Muhammad’s baiting for a while now, who has called the American a coward and claimed that he passed up the chance to face him.
He also reprimanded Anik for supporting Muhammad, who purportedly claimed that “Chaos” had been given preferential treatment due to his skin tone.
Covington was offended by those remarks and launched into a foul-mouthed tirade at Jon Anik and Belal Muhammad in a recent appearance on MMA Fighting. Covington has been the target of Muhammad’s baiting for a while now, with the American being called a coward and told to turn down a chance to face Muhammad.
Additionally, he reprimanded Anik for supporting Muhammad, who purportedly claimed that “Chaos” had been given preferential treatment due to his skin tone.
Gerald Meerschaert, a middleweight contender in the UFC, spoke out in favor of Belal Muhammad on Twitter and added that he would defend Jon Anik in the event that Covington attacked the latter:”Just to be clear, @bullyb170 is not a racist and is one of the most honest, compassionate people I know. And I’m in South Florida and on the Miami card, @Jon_Anik. I’ll take out the garbage for you if any sketchy characters from the UFC or anywhere approach you.
Muhammad’s manager, Ali Abdelaziz, has said that the No. 4 UFC welterweight believes that everyone is equal and does not hold any racist ideas. “Belal’s head coach is black and his best friend Jared Gordon is as white as they come, somebody just needs to slap Colby and wake him up from the delusion he lives in,” he said, claiming that Colby Covington is delusional and needs to be brought to reality.
Henry Cejudo weighs in on why Colby Covington deserves a title shot next
Henry Cejudo has provided his opinion on Colby Covington’s eligibility to pursue the welterweight championship in the future. In addition, the former UFC two-division champion likened Covington’s situation to those of competitors like Belal Muhammad.Covington will face “Rocky” next, according to UFC president Dana White, following Leon Edwards’ first championship defense at UFC 286 last weekend. Colby Covington’s lack of activity, in the opinion of Edwards and Muhammad, disqualifies him from the upcoming title opportunity. Henry Cejudo, however, has a different viewpoint.
Cejudo said in a video on his YouTube channel:
“No, I believe Colby has earned it via his fight game, his staged fights, and his mouthpiece. And I believe that it’s important for people to understand that you should always give credit where it is due, and Colby excels at this more than others. Whether you despise him or not, he makes a wonderful heel.