Colby Covington claims Dustin Poirier was a ‘NOBODY’ for his fights with Conor McGregor and should show the Irishman more respect as the bitter ex-teammate insists American took ‘HAPPEST’ win at UFC 264 after a freak injury
- Colby Covington has launched a bitter rant against ex-teammate Dustin Poirier
- Poirier, 32, has had a great year with two big wins over Conor McGregor
- However, Covington says Poirier should show more respect for being a ‘nobody’
- Covington also claimed Poirier had the ‘happiest’ win ever at UFC 264
Colby Covington has told Dustin Poirier to “show more respect” for Conor McGregor, claiming the Diamond was a “jobber” and a “nobody” to his wins over the Irishman.
The 32-year-old Poirier has had a sensational 2021 after beating the former world two-weight champion at UFC 257, before a freak injury to the Irishman in their trilogy fight at UFC 264 gave him a second win in six months.
No love has been lost between the pair, with McGregor launching foul-mouthed rants on Poirier, including comments about his wife, vowing to make the American a “corpse” after their third fight. Poirier later reflected that McGregor’s insults made him look “mentally weak.”
Colby Covington (L) has claimed Dustin Poirier (R) was a nobody before his McGregor fights
Poirier has enjoyed a beautiful 2021 with two huge wins over UFC superstar Conor McGregor
Still, 33-year-old Covington believes Poirier should “show more respect” for McGregor, with the Irishman helping launch the lightweight among the biggest names in the UFC.
“That guy just made your career Dustin, you have to show that man some respect,” he said Submission Radio.
“He’s made you the biggest money you’ll ever make in your career. You’re a jobber, you’re a nobody.”
Poirier emerged victorious from his UFC 264 bout with McGregor after the Irishman broke his leg in a freak injury at the end of the first round. McGregor has since argued that Poirier should not count that result as a win, and Covington agreed with the UFC star.
The 32-year-old Louisianan had a trash talk with McGregor before and after UFC 264
However, Covington claims he needs to ‘show more respect’ for the former twoweight champion
“That’s not a win, you can’t count that as a win,” he added. “You know, I don’t take that as a win, it’s a fluke.
“He’s been the luckiest, you know, whatever you want to call it in the history of the sport.
“Good, you got a nice, easy salary, and you walk and step in the face of the man at his demise, as he sits there on the floor.
“Nobody would care about you if it wasn’t for Conor and you’re right in his face, so who’s the nice guy now?”
The 33-year-old also claimed Poirier was the beneficiary of the ‘happiest’ win ever
Love is not lost between the couple who were teammates at American Top Team
Poirier and Covington used to train together as teammates at American Top Team, before Chaos left after upsetting several teammates with his rowdy comments.
The welterweight contender will face Kamaru Usman again for the 170-pound title, two years after the Nigerian Nightmare broke the American’s jaw before taking a fifth-round win.
Meanwhile, Poirier’s back-to-back wins over McGregor have set him up for a fight with Charles Oliveira for the next UFC lightweight championship.