Ex-UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo had a few words about the controversial behavior of welterweight contender Colby Covington.
Jose Aldo is the newest UFC fighter to disapprove of Colby Covington’s recent antics. After many Brazilians and non-Brazilians expressed their opinions on the welterweight’s recent run-ins with Brazil and former heavyweight champion Fabricio Werdum, it was the former UFC featherweight champion’s turn to say what he felt about the situation.
As Aldo put it, he doesn’t feel like Covington’s is expressing himself in a good self-promoting manner, like Conor McGregor, and is, in fact, setting himself up for disaster.
“I don’t think he’s taking a page out of Conor McGregor’s book,” Aldo said (via Combate). “He did it because that’s the way he is. He badmouthed Jon Jones, too, who used to live with him. He’s not only against Brazilians. He’s looking for something. He’s digging his own grave, I can’t do anything about it.”
Covington was sent home by UFC officials after his incident with Fabricio Werdum in Sydney, Australia. Werdum threw a boomerang at him in a heated confrontation, and Covington has since pressed charges. During the altercation, Covington once again said that Brazilians were “filthy animals,” a line he pulled at UFC Sao Paulo after his win over Demian Maia. Covington was scheduled to appear at a UFC Q&A session prior to UFC Sydney before the UFC opted to pull him from the lineup.
Jose Aldo is now set to rematch Max Holloway for the UFC featherweight title at UFC 218, on December 2 in Detroit, Michigan.