Colby Covington used a homophobic slur and insulted the Brazilian people during an ugly confrontation with Fabricio Werdum on Tuesday.
The altercation occurred outside the UFC fighter hotel in Sydney, where the promotion is stationed for its UFC Fight Night 121 event on Saturday. Werdum is scheduled to face Marcin Tybura in the evening’s headliner.
The incident, which Covington apparently filmed, captures the UFC welterweight directing an expletive-laden tirade at Werdum.
“Look at this f—-ing clown! You’re a f—-ing clown, Fabricio Werdum!” Covington says. “You’re a filth … yeah, what’s up? You just punched me in the face! You wanna come punch me again, bitch! What? What? Yeah, you think you’re so tough! Look at you, f—ing f——t! That’s right! You’re a little bitch! What? I’m gonna see you soon! I’m gonna see you soon, motherf—-er! You’re old, motherf—er! You ain’t s—t!”
Covington then turns and points the camera at himself to continue the rant.
“F—k Brazil,” Covington said. “F—k Fabricio Werdum, little bitch ass. F—k Brazil. A bunch of filthy animals. And they wonder why they get talked to like that, because they’re a bunch of animals.”
Another video, captured by UFC fighter Dan Hooker, shows Werdum attempting to throw a boomerang at Covington.
Covington began his anti-Brazil commentary after he defeated Demian Maia in Sao Paulo, when he called Brazilians “filthy animals.” The UFC has since released a statement on the Covington-Werdum incident.
“UFC was made aware of the altercation between Fabricio Werdum and Colby Covington at the organization’s host hotel in Sydney, Australia,” the statement read. “The organization will conduct a full investigation to determine if the Athlete Conduct Policy was violated before taking any further action on this matter.”