At UFC Fight Night 119 this weekend, welterweight contender Demian Maia – a.k.a., the nicest guy in all of mixed martial arts – has co-main event duties. His opponent is Colby Covington.
In case you haven’t noticed, Covington has been quietly amassing wins in the Octagon while gradually facing tougher and tougher competition. But wins alone aren’t enough to get big fights, so the former wrestler has turned up the crap-talking. Which is fine, except… he’s been talking trash about our boy Maia. And that’s not cool.
I have every confidence that, while Maia may not ever taste championship gold, his top-level jiu-jitsu will be more than enough to shut Covington up. Still, why talk bad about him?
Anyway, here’s a little preview vid to hype their fight.