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Colby Covington and Kenny Florian Get Into Heated Exchange Over Twitter

Colby Covington turned his attention to former UFC title contender Kenny Florian on Wednesday night

Colby Covington may be focused on a title shot against welterweight champion Tyron Woodley right now but that doesn’t mean he can’t spare some time to go after another UFC veteran as well.

During Wednesday night’s edition of “UFC Tonight”, Woodley and retired title contender Kenny Florian were asked to break down the path for Covington to earn a title shot in the UFC.

Covington didn’t seem to like what Florian had to say so he took a shot at him over social media.

Florian then responded in kind while reminding Covington to choose his words carefully after he was caught using a homophobic slur last month during an altercation with Fabricio Werdum and then took aim at him for his joke involving people with mental disabilities.

Covington’s jab was in reference to the 2008 film “Tropic Thunder” starring Ben Stiller but obviously it didn’t sit too well with Florian.

Covington then took one last shot at Florian over Twitter while offering him a return fight if he ever decides to get back into the Octagon.

It’s safe to say, Covington’s next appearance on “UFC Tonight” might get a little awkward.

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Damon Martin is a veteran mixed martial arts journalist who has been covering the industry since 2003 with bylines on FOX Sports, CNN, Bleacher Report and numerous other outlets.