Colby Covington and his mouth are once again causing controversy, this time from UFC sponors Reebok. The company released a statement on Wednesday making it clear that they do not endorse Covington or his opinions regarding the Black Lives Matter Movement…
Reebok’s statement on Covington
“Reebok is the uniform provider for the UFC, however we do not sponsor Colby Covington. We do not agree with the sentiments he expressed, and stand firm in our belief that Black lives matter. We stand with athletes and communities who are fighting for change.”
Covington has never been one to hold back when it comes to sharing his political views. During a recent interview Dana White said the UFC will not muzzle anyone…
Dana White’s Stance
“This is the 10th time you guys have asked me this. These guys all have their own causes, things, all their own beliefs. We don’t muzzle anybody here. We let everybody speak their mind. I don’t know what he said that was racist. I don’t know if I heard anything racist that he said.
Isreal Adesanya statement
One person who isn’t sticking up for Covington is current UFC Middleweight champ, Isreal Adesanya. During a recent media day interview Isreal made it clear that he has no love for Covington’s act…
I mean, it just shows you the landscape of the media and what it is right now. I made a joke about dropping Romero like the Twin Towers, and everyone lost their mind, even if I said it was a joke and it was pretty funny, but people took it as like I was being offensive and digging, but I was making a joke. This guy has directly insulted my culture, my brother and many other cultures and stuff and no one says anything, but it just shows you a mirror to you guys. So yeah, I don’t really care. Kamaru Usman broke his jaw.