ESPN is allowing it to carry on.”. While you’re there, don’t forget to subscribe to Bloody Elbow Presents; that way you’ll always be the first to get all of BE’s daily MMA offerings. Covington, who also called Woodley a “terrorist” for supporting the Black Lives Matter movement, was quickly denounced by other fighters. After receiving a post-match call from Trump, Covington shouted to Usman: “Who did you get a call from? As always, we hope you enjoy listening to the show as much as we enjoyed recording it. Such comments aren’t new from Covington. Dana White is standing to the side. It was racist. Your California Privacy Rights Do Not Sell My Personal Information, Your California Privacy Rights "These guys all have their own causes, things, their own beliefs. I don't know what he said that was racist. “The UFC has said nothing about it. 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Usman, 33, has lived in the United States for 25 years, having moved from Benin City, which holds a population of nearly 1.5 million people. ", White then was asked if he would agree it's wrong if something his fighters say is racist. Dana White is standing to the side. Adesanya on ‘dumb’ Costa: ‘This was my 100th win,’ I understand his game. "This guy [Covington] has directly insulted my culture, my brother and many other cultures, and no one says anything, but it just shows you a mirror. Several UFC fighters are standing up to Colby Covington. The Level Change Podcast 90:  UFC 253 preview, black UFC fighters speak out on Covington’s comments. — September 26th., 2020! Can he beat him? If you want to talk, if you don’t want to talk, if you want to be political, if you don’t want to be political, I have to appreciate the company lets us say what we want. Shows you a mirror to you guys. Colby Covington gets President Trump on speakerphone, and the president congratulates him after a hard-fought win vs. Tyron Woodley at UFC Fight Night. Episode 90 discussion: UFC 253 preview, black fighters weigh in on Covington’s comments, Cormier thinks Chimaev will be champ-champ in 2021, Big Baby fails again 41,960, This story has been shared 21,504 times. Listen on Apple Podcasts | Spotify, Amazin' But True: A NY Mets Podcast "I made a joke about dropping [Yoel] 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 I was being offensive and like, digging -- but I was making a joke. Bantamweight Sijara Eubanks said, "Let's be real, first and foremost. UFC middleweight champion Israel Adesanya, who was sitting next to White and is headlining Saturday's card, was one of three Black fighters who spoke out against Covington during a virtual media day on Wednesday. If you want to talk, if you don't want to talk, if you want to be political, if you don't want to be political, I have to appreciate the company lets us say what we want. UFC middleweight champion Israel Adesanya, who was sitting next to White and is headlining Saturday's card, was one of three Black fighters … Your Ad Choices Even after Covington followed his recent win over Tyron … McGregor accuses White of breaking ‘man code’ first. It was racist. For previous episodes of the show, check out our playlists on any of our BE Presents channels. UFC debate: Why Brock Lesnar should(n't) return to fight Jon Jones, Brock Lesnar hits free agency: Potential landing spots for the former UFC and WWE champion, Khabib Nurmagomedov vows to 'drown' Justin Gaethje in UFC lightweight title fight, Covington dominant in TKO win over Woodley, Sources: Lawler vs. Perry booked for UFC 255. “Let’s be real, first and foremost. It was disgusting. UFC middleweight champion Israel Adesanya is calling for stiff monetary penalties on fighters who miss weight. Dustin Poirier wants the fight, but will Tony Ferguson get Michael Chandler instead? "We let everybody speak their mind. They have never muzzled us as fighters. WATCH UFC 253 - ‘ADESANYA VS COSTA & Dominick Reyes vs Jan Blachowicz’ — TWO TITLE FIGHTS! ", Featherweight Hakeem Dawodu, said, "It's crazy that comments like that are causing more and more divide amongst the people. All the best, most interesting, and unquestionably coolest fights the UFC needs to book, following their latest event, UFC 253, on Yas Island, Abu Dhabi. We've received your submission. Do Not Sell My Personal Information. Here is a summary of the topics discussed, complete with the time stamps for when each interview or special segment begins. “If it was the other way around, if a Black athlete was saying to a white athlete in that regards, people would report it straight away. It was disgusting,” bantamweight Sijara Eubanks said. Listen on Apple Podcasts | Spotify, Blue Rush: A NY Giants Podcast Did you get a call from your little tribe? 59,531, This story has been shared 41,960 times. #FIGHTISLAND, Sanchez_Matthews - 48:30Dawodu-Tukhugov - 51:10Vieira-Eubanks - 54:08Kara France-Royval - 57:25Reyes-Blachowicz - 1:01:13Adesanya-Costa - 1:03:23. The former UFC lightweight and featherweight champion Conor McGregor continues his war or words with UFC President Dana White. Israel Adesanya knew the game Paulo Costa was playing ahead of their UFC 253 fight. Did they give you some smoke signals for you?”. "But to be fair, I think guys that talk like Mike Perry [a UFC fighter who has used the N-word publicly] and Colby Covington, I think a lot of the things they say are racist and disgusting and should be reported as such, instead of 'unfortunate' or 'controversial.' UFC 253: Who's next for Israel Adesanya, Jan Blachowicz and other Fight Island standouts? UFC middleweight champion Israel Adesanya and other Black athletes scheduled to compete at UFC 253 on Saturday spoke out about recent comments made by … Sitemap Covington asked Usman if he got a call from his "little tribe" using "smoke signals." It was flat-out racist. Thanks for contacting us. I find it very weird that no one is stepping up and no one is saying anything. Letting it flow like it’s a normal thing to f—ing say and do and it’s not. Watch Adesanya vs Costa highlights from UFC 253. (1:58). Real or Not: Will Conor McGregor fight Manny Pacquiao next? Welcome to the The Level Change Podcast, our combat sports themed variety show hosted by Stephie Haynes, Mookie Alexander and Victor Rodriguez, featuring the news of the week, fight card breakdowns and analysis, a roundup of regional promotions’ cards and fights, and whatever else we decide is important enough or entertaining enough to bring to your ears. All these statements he’s making is racist. It wasn’t ‘unfortunate.’ It was flat-out racist. In 2017, Covington referred to Brazil as "a dump," and called Brazilians "filthy animals" prior to a fight against Demian Maia in Sao Paulo, Brazil. “But to be fair, I think guys that talk like Mike Perry [a UFC fighter captured on video using the N-word] and Colby Covington, I think a lot of the things they say are racist and disgusting and should be reported as such, instead of ‘unfortunate’ or ‘controversial.’ It’s racist.”. Daniel Cormier predicts Khamzat Chimaev will be a double champ in 2021, Black UFC fighters voice heavy criticism of Colby Covington’s Black Lives Matter comments, Jarrell “Big Baby” Miller blames latest drug test failure on dick pills, Diego Sanchez’s idea for his final UFC fight is an extremely bad one, UFC VEGAS 11: COVINGTON VS WOODLEY |The 6th Round Post-Fight Show by Bloody Elbow Presents, Israel Adesanya vs Paulo Costa: Beef Wars | UFC 253, UFC 253 Live Stream | 'Adesanya Vs. 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Would you like to receive desktop browser notifications about breaking news and other major stories? It wasn't 'unfortunate.' UFC isn’t saying anything about it. Remember, if you’re looking for us on SoundCloud or iTunes, we’re under the Bloody Elbow Presents name. I don’t know if I heard anything racist that he said.”. There’s no other way to go around it. ... [The UFC] was almost worried about my walkout song, and he's gonna be saying stuff like that? They have never muzzled us as fighters. Adesanya demands 90 percent pay cut for fighters who miss weight. “That’s what got me,” Edwards told MMA Fighting. Fight Island: Will the UFC's next light heavyweight champ forge a new, post-Jon Jones era? Listen on Apple Podcasts | Spotify, © 2020 NYP Holdings, Inc. All Rights Reserved Daniel Cormier predicts Khamzat Chimaev will be a double champ in 2021 - 2:35, Black UFC fighters voice heavy criticism of Colby Covington’s Black Lives Matter comments - 12:57, Jarrell “Big Baby” Miller blames latest drug test failure on dick pills - 30:30, Diego Sanchez’s idea for his final UFC fight is an extremely bad one - 37:41, Stephie: Holland, Dern, Walker, Chimaev, Cerrone, Covington (5-0-1)Mookie: Holland, Dern, Walker, Chimaev, Price, Covington (5-0-1)Victor: Holland, Dern, Spann, Chimaev, Cerrone, Covington (4-1-1), Mookie: 90-65-1Stephie: 89-66-1Victor: 84-71-1, LIVE ! From catching a thief to making UFC history: Memories of Jon Jones' light heavyweight reign, Fight Island: Justin Gaethje doesn't regret passing on Conor McGregor for UFC title shot, The UFC's best nicknames and the stories behind them, Tony Ferguson to the UFC on Dustin Poirier negotiations: Pay the man. Episode 90 discussion: UFC 253 preview, black fighters weigh in on Covington’s comments, Cormier thinks Chimaev will be champ-champ in 2021, Big Baby fails again. Bryce Harper's free-agency tantrum has Mets implications, Cowboys lineman broke NFL code with 'bulls--t' hit on Seahawks star, Amazon takes up to 35 percent off Cole Haan shoes for early Prime Day deal, Amazon Prime Day 2020: The best early deals to shop now, Score a 10-pack of FDA-certified KN95 face masks for $25, Amazon announces Prime Day 2020 dates: How to sign up for access to deals, Earn 15 accredited certifications with this project management training. I don't really care. UFC president Dana White said his promotion will not "muzzle anybody" when he was asked early Thursday morning about the reaction to recent Colby Covington comments, which several UFC fighters labeled as racist. “We let everybody speak their mind. I don't know if I heard anything racist that he said. By choosing I Accept, you consent to our use of cookies and other tracking technologies. "Of course, c'mon," he said. It's uncertain how much of what Covington said was relayed to White. In 2017, the California-born fighter called Brazilians “filthy animals,” prior to a bout in the country. "I'm not going to play these games with you guys.". Follow our Twitter accounts: Stephie Haynes, Mookie Alexander, Victor Rodriguez and our show account The Level Change Podcast. White said he would “of course” denounce a racist comment, but took no issue with what Covington said. Welterweight Leon Edwards doesn’t understand how Covington’s latest remarks have triggered no response, either. Several UFC fighters are standing up to Colby Covington. He also described Woodley, who is Black and has been advocating for Black Lives Matter, as "a communist, a Marxist, [someone] standing up for lifelong criminals.". Listen on Apple Podcasts | Spotify, Gang's All Here: A NY Jets Podcast So, yeah. Georges St-Pierre (French pronunciation: [ʒɔʁʒ sɛ̃ pjɛʁ]; born May 19, 1981) is a Canadian former professional mixed martial artist.He is widely regarded as one of the greatest President Trump congratulates Covington after win (1:58), White on Covington: 'We won't muzzle anybody', Black UFC athletes angered by Covington's talk, UFC 253 takeaways: Give Israel Adesanya and Jan Blachowicz their due. I don’t know what he said that was racist. Kamaru Usman broke his jaw [when they fought in 2019], so I don't really care.". Privacy Notice Even after Covington followed his recent win over Tyron Woodley by culturally disparaging Nigerian-born UFC welterweight champion Kamaru Usman, White said his fellow Trump supporter was free to continue saying whatever he pleased. Terms of Use UFC interim lightweight champion Justin Gaethje suggests Conor McGregor ducked him in January. 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Colby Covington has incited backlash from fellow UFC fighters and sponsors for his latest foray into race-baiting. 21,504, THE BEST INSIGHTS FROM THE ULTIMATE INSIDERS, Pinstripe Pod: A NY Yankees Podcast To learn more or opt-out, read our Cookie Policy. “It was quite frankly disappointing, but at the same time, the one thing I appreciate is the UFC lets whoever say whatever. That's crazy.". President Trump called to congratulate Colby Covington after his victory... Post was not sent - check your email addresses! Get the latest odds on all the top sports. We don't muzzle anybody here," White said. Conor McGregor to UFC president Dana White: 'Stop lying', UFC 253: Israel Adesanya reminded the world why he's the middleweight king on Fight Island.

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