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Colby Covington rips Lebron James for China remarks

It seems the LA Dodgers weren't the only figured in sports to come under fire from Colby Covington, NBA star Lebron James is up next

Colby Covington remains one of sports biggest antagonists, as he has now laid into basketball star Lebron James. 

On December 14th, Colby Covington will challenge reigning welterweight champion Kamaru Usman for the title at UFC 245. Having the biggest fight of his life ahead of him hasn’t stopped Covington from his classic antics, however. Last week he dug into baseball team LA Dodgers, for comments their coach made about visiting the White House.  It would seem that NBA star Lebron James is next in line for Covington.

In conjunction with the China-NBA scandal, Covington has decided to chime in as well. The controversy began when Daryl Morey, manager of the Houston Rockets, openly showed support for pro-democracy protests in the country. Morey was forced to apologise after intense backlash, but James was still critical of the Houston Rockets manager.


When James later decided to clear things up regarding the issue, Covington was swift to land a jab.

As of now, James has not responded to Covington’s comment.

Covington is on a seven fight winning streak at the moment. He has lined up increasingly impressive wins since returning to the win column in 2016. He’s managed to get past South Korean star Dong Hyun Kim, two-time title challenger Demian Maia, both in 2017. After that he won the, interim welterweight title after outworking former lightweight champ Rafael dos Anjos for five rounds. Covington was later stripped of the title. In his latest bout he defeated Robbie Lawler via unanimous decision.

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With roots in muay thai and as an avid combat sports fan, Sebastian Vendel-Martinez grew up while the MMA scene was blossoming in Sweden. He became part of the MMAnytt team in 2012 and has gone on to become one of the most prominent MMA reporters in Scandinavia. Currently he continues to work as a writer, reporter, video producer/editor and head editor for MMAnytt.com