Colby Covington doubles down on “filthy animals” comments four years after originally insulting Brazil

By Susan Cox - December 6, 2021

Colby Covington has no remorse about labeling Brazil as a country filled with “filthy animals” in the lead up to his fight with Rafael dos Anjos.

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The UFC’s former interim welterweight champion, Covington (16-3 MMA), turned heel back in 2017 after scoring a unanimous decision victory over Demian Maia in São Paulo.

‘Chaos’ took to the mic after defeating the submission ace and proceeded to dub Brazil as “a dump”, this while calling it’s citizens “filthy animals”.

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Colby Covington quickly became public enemy number one in Brazil, and had to deal with the consequences of his actions when he returned to the country for his next fight against Rafael dos Anjos at UFC 225.

During a recent interview with MMAFighting, Covington doubled down on his previous comments about Brazil, this while accusing ‘RDA’ of taking performance enhancing drugs.

Yeah, definitely after the RDA (Rafael dos Anjos) fight,” Covington said of experiencing hatred in Brazil (h/t MMANews). “When I was fighting him in his prime and he was at his absolute best. He was on all Brazilian vitamins. He was juiced up, hungry to defend his country, Brazil.”

Colby Covington continued:

“You know those people are filthy animals. I called that place a dump because it was a dump. I didn’t enjoy my experience. There, they treated me like shit. They yelled mean things at me said I was gonna die.”

Covington (16-3 MMA) most recently competed at last month’s UFC 268 event in New York, where he suffered his second career setback to reigning welterweight champion Kamaru Usman.

Colby Covington has since turned his attention to former friend turned bitter enemy Jorge Masvidal to be his next opponent.

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