Colby Covington regrets for the beef with Dustin Poirier. It all began last September, when Covington picked Khabib Nurmagomedov over him in their UFC lightweight title fight.
After numerous of verbal attacks now the former UFC champion regrets the trash talk.
“I want to make a little apology; I got out of line yesterday,” Covington told MMA Junkie. “I can be a bigger man and admit when I’m wrong, and I broke a promise of Dan Lambert, and I feel extremely ashamed of myself doing that. I thought that – you know I was caught in the moment, and I got caught off guard with a question yesterday when asked about Dustin Poirier, and I kind of regret it. I wish I didn’t go so hard on him.”
“He’s a teammate, he’s a friend now, we have no personal beef anymore. It’s just business, and everything needs to keep calm and good at American Top Team, and I don’t want anymore issues with that. I just want to move on. He’s a different weight class, and I’m going to focus on what’s important and what’s ahead of me and that’s either “Marty Fakenewsman”, “Journeyman” Jorge Masvidal or “Tyquil” Woodley.”
“Keep the arguments to the side, keep your business to the side, but when we come to the gym, we’re a family, we’re a team, and we need to work together, and we need to work together in peace. It’s a big enough gym where we can have people who don’t like each other or have their feelings hurt about other pro fighters, but it’s OK. You can still go about your business and working for what you want in you career, so everything’s pretty smooth and good over there right now.”