UFC CEO, Dana White has branded former interim welterweight titleholder, Colby Covington “scum” according to Leon Edwards’ head coach, after the Clovis native poked fun at the murder of the former’s father during the pre-fight and now post-fight talk of their UFC 296 title grudge match.
Covington, a former interim welterweight champion under the banner of the promotion, headlined UFC 296 last weekend in Las Vegas as part of the promotion’s final event of the year.
Suffering a one-sided title fight loss to undisputed gold holder, Edwards, Covington’s defeat came as his third consecutively in an undisputed welterweight title fight, following prior stoppage and judging losses to arch-rival, Kamaru Usman.
Colby Covington, in a series of podcasts following UFC 296 and continuing his ugly tirade directed at Edwards’s father who had died, compared the dead former crime boss with former German dictator Adolf Hitler.
Dana White unleashes Colby Covington following UFC 296
According to Edwards’ head coach, Dave Lovell, however, UFC boss, White was less than impressed with Covington’s avenue of trash talk, labelling him “scum”.
“I’m a father and I’ve…