Controversial Covington bounces back, but has he gone too far?


A bumper edition of '“The Brit Pack” features plenty of pre- and post-fight chat as we preview UFC 253 and review UFC Vegas 11, and we also zero in on two key talking points around the two shows.

Last weekend in Vegas, Colby Covington bounced back with a fifth-round finish of Tyron Woodley, but despite once again proving himself to be one of the very best fighters on the planet, his divisive rhetoric after the fight yet again left a sour taste in the mouth. At what point does fight promotion go too far, and has Colby overstepped the line? We discuss the topic at length.

We also chat about the upcoming middleweight title fight at UFC 253, as Israel Adesanya and Paulo Costa go head to head in what they and the UFC would have had us believe was a heated grudge match. But when a video posted to social media by Costa’s manager saw the pair greeting each other in cordial fashion, that narrative has been placed in some doubt. We assess what happened, and what impact it may make on the matchup, and the earning potential for the title challenger.

We also look ahead to a jam-packed schedule of fights this coming weekend, with a triple-header of Cage Warriors events, plus Bellator’s return to European soil, giving MMA fans on Simon’s side of the pond plenty to look forward to before the UFC takes centre stage on “Fight Island”.

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