Fabricio has to appear in Aus court for werdumeranging Covington

Thursday, November 16, 2017

When you are around the age of 1, you learn that if you touch a hot thing then it hurts. By two you learn that if you call a former Brazilian UFC heavyweight champion a “filthy animal” then it hurts. UFC welterweight Colby Covington is 29 but did not get this most intuitive of memos.

Covington and Fabricio Werdum got into a scuffle earlier today, ahead of the Brazilian’s main event fight vs. Marcin Tybura on Saturday (Sunday in Australia) at UFC Fight Night 121 in Sydney.

Werdum’s side of the story as told to Brazil’s UOL is that Covington walked by and muttered “filthy Brazilians.” Werdum says he knocked a cell phone out of Covington’s hand, and that the welterweight responded with a kick. Werdum never referenced throwing a boomerang at the rude boy but there is good reason to believe he did. And who wouldn’t? Colby says Werdum also punched him.

Now the police report that Werdum will have to go to court.

“A man will face court after he allegedly assaulted a man with a boomerang yesterday,” read the New South Wales message on their social network. “About 1.30pm (Thursday 16 November 2017), a 40-year-old man and a 29-year-old man became involved in an altercation outside a hotel on George Street, Sydney.

“The incident escalated when the 40-year-old man allegedly threw a bag containing the boomerang at the other man, which hit him in the neck.
Officers from Sydney City Local Area Command were later alerted to the incident and commenced investigations.

“Following inquiries, a 40-year-old man was issued with a Field Court Attendance Notice for common assault. He is expected to appear at Downing Centre Local Court on Wednesday 13 December 2017.

“Neither man required medical treatment following the incident.”

Let’s repeat the last line, “Neither man required medical treatment following the incident.” Covington did a Covington and got the most minor of Werdums, with no injury, and has now apparently complained to the police.

Watching Covington’s response is telling:

Covington is trying to mimic a drunk Conor McGregor in an attempt to realize wider recognition. Or maybe, worse, he’s naturally like that. Whether it works is up to the fans.