British boxing promoter Eddie Hearn doesn’t care much for mixed martial arts, but even he has found himself emotionally invested in Leon Edwards’ showdown against Colby Covington at UFC 296.
Edwards and Covington appeared at the T-Mobile Arena on Thursday for a press conference with other UFC 296 fighters. It didn’t take long for ‘Chaos’ to take over the festivities, delivering a series of jabs to his opponent and other panelists that fell within the range of light-hearted to semi-distasteful. However, Covington clearly crossed the line when he made an absolutely vile comment about Leon Edwards’ deceased father.
Covington went too far in one of their many back and forth exchanges, which drew the ire of media members and fans alike.
“I’m bringing you to the seventh layer of hell,” Covington told Edwards, before adding: “We’ll say ‘What’s up’ to your dad while we’re there.”
Edwards’ father was shot and killed in a London nightclub when the MMA star was just 13 years old….