Werdum chucks boomerang at Covington

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Boomerangs are the new water bottles because when in Rome …

Former UFC heavyweight champion Fabricio Werdum was in Australia ahead of his main event fight with Marcin Tybura at UFC Fight Night 121 in Sydney on the 19th, and a fan gave him a boomerang. Welterweight Colby Covington was there too, and Colby is going to Colby, so Werdum threw a boomerang at him.

And because the Internet, the episode was filmed from multiple angles.

Covington then further Covingtoned, and then deleted it, but because the Internet (and Zombie Prophet) …

Werdum discussed the incident with Duane Finley for FloCombat.

“This guy is really audacious,” explained Werdum. “I went down with my master [King’s MMA founder Rafael ‘Mestre’ Cordeiro], ‘Master, let’s get a hair cut and shave the beard.’ We were in the lobby, and I’ve never seen this guy before. When I walked he looked at me and said, ‘Brazilian animals.’ And I was like: ‘Hey.’ I slapped his phone and asked, ‘What did you say?’ Then, he kicked my leg, but I managed to defend. Then the guys got in the middle and had nothing left. But he kicked me, he is audacious. I could have hurt myself.

“I don’t know why he insists on this mistake of speaking of the Brazilians… I didn’t understand. … He wants media, wants to imitate Conor McGregor. He looks like ridiculous the way he does. I didn’t believe when he said it. I didn’t believe it. I slapped his phone and he stepped back and kicked me. Then we were arguing, and he kept shouting that Brazilians were animals.

“If I had hit him in the face, he would be in the hospital. Certainly. There was no punch, he’s crazy.”

UFC officials offered a statement on the matter.

“UFC was made aware of the altercation between Fabricio Werdum and Colby Covington at the organization’s host hotel in Sydney, Australia,” they said. “The organization will conduct a full investigation to determine if the Athlete Conduct Policy was violated before taking any further action on this matter.”