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Colby Covington Trashes American Top Team, Takes Shots at Dustin Poirier

July 28, 2021 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas

Colby Covington hired off at American Top Team as well as Dustin Poirier — and Poirier’s wife — in a new interview. The UFC welterweight appeared on Submission Radio and during his interview, he fired off at the gym he was once part of before departing last year.

“I didn’t want to bring up their name and give them any pub because they don’t deserve anything,” Covington said. “They’re not this top team, and they’re not American because they don’t believe in freedom of speech. They kick someone out for freedom of speech. The energy that was in the gym everyday, I didn’t want to complain and make those excuses, but it was bad.”

Covington also took some shots at his former teammates as well, saying, “Everybody knows the history that I’ve had with some of those fighters – Journeyman Street Judas Masvidal, Doofus Dustin Poirier … The fake nice guy. The fake charitable family man, his little Jezebel of a wife.”

Covington is coming off of a win over Tyron Woodley at UFC on ESPN+ 36 last September, and is set to face welterweight champion Kamaru Usman in a rematch at UFC 268 in November.