Sean Strickland went in on UFC 296 headliner Colby Covington after the two-time title challenger made an especially horrendous comment about Leon Edward’s deceased father.
Covington, 48 hours before his much-anticipated return to the Octagon stepped onto the stage and launched a volley of insults at the reigning world welterweight champion. Most of it was innocent enough, but ‘Chaos’ took things one giant leap too far when he made an ill-advised crack about Edward’s father who passed away when the defending champ was only 13 years old.
Edwards was furious at the comment and hurled a bottle of water in Covington’s face before being restrained.
Sean Strickland Takes Colby Covington to Task
Multiple members of the MMA community slammed Covington’s vile comment, including Jamahal Hill, Belal Muhammad, Marvin Vettori, and Megan Anderson. Unsurprisingly, the most scathing response to Covington’s verbal low blow came from current middleweight king Sean Strickland, who held absolutely nothing back during a press event on Friday.
“Colby is an utter piece of sh*t. If you know Colby on a personal level, he f*cked over everybody he f*cking knows and I take Colby as a personal insult to me…