Jon Jones Shows His Support For Fabricio Werdum: ‘I Despise Racism, Good Job’
UFC welterweight Colby Covington was involved in an altercation with Brazilian heavyweight Fabricio Werdum earlier today in Sydney, Australia and the world has been reacting this morning. Covington is a guest fighter for UFC Fight Night 121 this weekend, while Werdum will take on Marcin Tybura in the main event.
Conflicting reports have come out as to how the confrontation started, but it appears that Werdum took exception to the comments that Covington made after his fight in Sao Paulo last month when he defeated Demian Maia and labelled Brazil ‘a dump’ and it’s citizens ‘filthy animals’.
Video footage of Werdum throwing a boomerang at Covington was released by UFC lightweight Dan Hooker later in the evening and this sparked off a number of the fighters on the UFC roster reacting online.
Suffice to say, a number of fighters reached out to support Werdum for his actions. Perhaps the most notable was the former UFC light heavyweight champion, Jon Jones who offered his support to the Brazilian.
I despise racism , good job today @FabricioWerdum dude had the audacity to call you a "faggot" as he's backing up on Facebook live. ??
— Jon Bones Jones (@JonnyBones) November 16, 2017
??? I never seen the incident but I don’t think it was a punch ?
— Damien Brown (@beatdown155) November 16, 2017
Hahahaha. Leave that long talking for pro wrestlers. https://t.co/tlBrsgLyQI
— Will Brooks (@ILLxWillBrooks) November 16, 2017
Fucking Werdum threw a Boomerang ? pic.twitter.com/JVt12MZbuf
— Chase Sherman (@ChaseShermanUFC) November 16, 2017
Brazilian hero https://t.co/pLBc0TWYIr
— rafael natal (@rafaelsaponatal) November 16, 2017
Talks shit. Gets pressed. Plays victim. It’s an all too familiar cycle ???
— Randy Brown (@TouchNgo_) November 16, 2017
— Nik Lentz (@NikLentz) November 16, 2017
Colby Covington should’ve brought that heat to Werdum. Now it’s Colby “Malibu’s most wanted” Covington shoutout to b rad! ??♂️?
— Derek Brunson (@DerekBrunson) November 16, 2017
Colby is lucky Werdum doesn’t know how to properly throw a boomerang. If he did, Colby might could have got his head cutoff.
— Michael Chiesa (@MikeMav22) November 16, 2017
— Tony Ferguson (@TonyFergusonXT) November 16, 2017
— Bec Rawlings (@RowdyBec) November 16, 2017
WHY DONT THEY SAY THE WHOLE FKGN STORY!!!!!!
BEFORE ANY OF THIS, COLBY KICKED HIM AND CALLED HIM A BRAZILIAN ANIMAL! HE WAS MAKING A STAND, NOT INITIATING CONFRONTATION! https://t.co/2eatvVv3c8
— #OnAmission4Gold (@KelvinGastelum) November 16, 2017