Veteran head coach, Ray Longo has unleashed a scatching response to former interim welterweight champion, Colby Covington after the UFC 296 headliner’s verbal onslaught aimed at opponent, Leon Edwards ahead of their title fight over the weekend, labelling the outspoken contender as “atrocious”.
Clovis native Covington lost his UFC 296 main event to Birmingham native Edwards by a unanimous 49-46 (49-46-4, 49-46-46-46) decision in the third of three attempts at the undisputed world welterweight champion.
Receiving a slew of criticizm ahead of his bout with Edwards, Covington was blasted after he poked fun at the murder of the former’s father inside a London nightclub, claiming the former crime boss was likely residing in hell – where he vowed to take Edwards during their title fight.
Ray Longo attacks Colby Covington at UFC 296
And sharing his thoughts on Colby Covington’s comments, Serra-Longo MMA head coach, Ray Longo hit out at the former, labelling him and his display as “atrocious”.
“I got absolutely no use for the guy (Colby Covington), at all,” Ray Longo said on the Anik-Florian Podcast. “I just don’t. Since he (Jon Anik) threatened you, he…