Covington rips NBA and MLB players to boycott games (2020)

On this day two years ago, Colby Covington had harsh words for LeBron James and other NBA and MLB athletes.

Colby Covington has become widely known as one of the most politically enthusiastic fighters on the UFC’s active roster. One of his frequent targets due to contrasting policies has been NBA superstar LeBron James.

Covington once said that LeBron couldn’t last 10 seconds in a fight with him, and there were once false reports that LeBron addressed Covington back.

Ultimately, however, the trash talk remained one-sided, as evidenced by the following article.

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Although LeBron James hasn’t appeared in an MMA News headline since the Covington attacks in 2020, Covington remains a central figure in our news cycle. Earlier this week, the latest news on Covington contained some crucial information about when we’ll see him doing what he does best: fighting.

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On this day two years ago…


Headline: Colby Covington rips NBA and MLB players to boycott games

Author: Cole Shelton

Colby Covington is not happy that NBA and MLB players are boycotting their games on Wednesday to protest the police shooting of Jacob Blake.

Covington has been a strong supporter of Donald Trump and the Republican Party. This caused many fans to dislike him and he took things up a notch on Wednesday night by slamming LeBron James and NBA and MLB players for boycotting games.

“Oh wow, you postponed your games?! Want to prove you really like change? Quit your multi-million dollar jobs and sweet privileged lives playing a kid’s game, take a massive pay cut and perform hardest job in america. Become cops!!!! @NBA @MLB @KingJames,” Covington tweeted.

The NBA decided to postpone all of its games on Wednesday after the Milwaukee Bucks did not take the field for Game 5 against the Orlando Magic. Since then, NBA players have come together to discuss the future of the season and whether or not to continue it.

For Colby Covington, he is not a fan of any of this and believes players should take a massive pay cut and quit their jobs to bring about real change.

Currently, the UFC has had no reports of fighter boycotts due to the police shooting of Jacob Blake.