End of the line. The marriage between Colby Covington and the American Top Team (ATT) has finally come to an end. After the academy removed the fighter’s name from the list of representatives, last Tuesday (26), the athlete confirmed that he is no longer part of the team’s athletes. In an interview with ‘The Score’, ‘Chaos’ spoke about the subject.
“I am a member of the ‘Colby Covington’ company. ‘Colby Covington’ Team. This is my team now”, said the ‘loudmouth’.
Former interim champion and challenger for the linear welterweight title (under 77kg.), Colby has been part of the team since the beginning of his MMA career. The relationship between both parties, however, began to tremble after the controversial athlete began to provoke members of the academy itself, causing moments of tension and discomfort within the company.
With Covington’s actions on athletes like Jorge Masvidal and Dustin Poirier, the company’s leader, Dan Lambert, came to promote a standard in which ATT competitors could not create controversy, or challenge themselves unless they were on the verge of a confrontation.
The rule was accepted at first, but it didn’t take long for Colby to break the silence and disrespect teammates again.
Although now looking for new airs to breathe, the American states that his role within the American Top Team has been successfully fulfilled. Representing the organization, the fighter managed, despite the controversies, to gain fame in the world of MMA and is still in the elite of welterweight (up to 77kg.).
“I fulfilled my role there. We went to the top together and won a world title. But I also did something for him (Lambert), like taking him to the White House. We had a great relationship, and I’m happy to have given something back,” explained Colby.
Now, with no ties to ATT, Covington can then challenge his former teammates at will. Thinking like that, the combatant wasted no time and fired at his ex-partners.
“Jorge Masvidal, Dustin Poirier, do you have anything to complain about? Come to me. We will solve in the octagon, but, you do not want that. We trained together for nine years”, finished.