Fabricio Werdum was charged with common assault and fined $600 for hitting Colby Covington with a boomerang outside the UFC fighter’s hotel in Sydney last month, according to a report from 9news.com.au.
Werdum did not appear in Downing Centre Local Court on Wednesday, but his case was heard and the fine was issued in his absence. Covington pressed charges against the Brazilian heavyweight shortly after the incident. Covington also alleged that Werdum punched him while he was looking at his phone in the lobby of the UFC host hotel.
The two fighters also engaged in an ugly verbal altercation that was filmed by Covington.
“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 turned the camera on himself: “F—k Brazil,” he 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.”
UFC fighter Dan Hooker would capture the footage of Werdum throwing the boomerang at Covington. Werdum would defeat Marcin Tybura in the UFC Fight Night 121 main event that weekend. Covington was not scheduled to compete on the card.