Killa B, Ben Saunders, is a real ass dude. He is one of the nicest and most respectful guys in the sport of MMA. However, crossing him is not a good idea. That is what Colby Covington did after making disparaging remarks about Saunders’ mentor, Ricardo Liborio.
Saunders has gone on social media and all but threatened Covington with a vicious beat down. Videos and posts expressing his disdain for Covington’s actions came flooding in. Saunders even went so far as offering to fight Emil Meek, So Kamaru Usman could get his hands on Covington.
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??? @ufc @danawhite #Repost @ufc_daily ・・・ #ColbyCovington made some waves after besting Demian Maia in Brazil with his post fight speech. Lots of fans and fighters alike want to make sure his next fight will be a brutal loss. You can add #KamaruUsman @usman84kg to that list who even has #BenSaunders willing to take his opponent #EmilMeek so Usman can face off against Covington. Thoughts?
If Usman is unable to get that fight, Ben is ready to smash Covington right now. He posted a long read to his Instagram account.
“For the record my issues with Colby is not about his comments towards Brazil though awful, he claims what he said was a Promo and then he ran for his life, I get it. In his eyes it was just business and a game he is playing, nothing more, or so he claims. I guess I understand that with the way things have been going these days, Conor made everyone think that you have to sell fights the way he does and to get attention, so again I understand what Colby was trying to do. Even if he is terrible at it. He does have people talking and is going the heel approach.
But to come out and try and defame Ricardo Liborio, the man that basically created the gym Colby trains out of, as Dan Lambert alone would not have been able to form ATT without Libo, or at least in the same time frame and era in which ATT was formed.
None the less if your gonna talk shit and try to defame one of my mentors growing up and throughout my career, and attack a Legend in the sport who also happens to be the man that gave me my black belt, I ain’t about that.
He can make a formal apology to Libo and his family for the comments he made, as those comments may also have been made to just be a dumb game of words Colby is playing to keep his WWE style persona intact. If he doesn’t really mean the comments then he can take them back. As mistakes happen.
But if he wants to stand by his statements well then luckily enough for me he fights in the same organization and same weight class as me. I am just letting it be known if the opportunity arises that I would jump on this fight in a heartbeat. As styles make fights and my style would smash Colby’s fucking face in and I would finger paint with his blood. Those who actually know me, and or been following my career closely know my skill set and know this is very possible.
If you are not directly connected, I don’t expect you to understand. My comments are not some lame ass Promo. I am truly offended by what he said about someone I respect. I am old school and a true Martial artist, who believes in respect, honor, and loyalty. This isn’t about stupid social media feuds and trying to sell a fight. I hate bullies and ignorant people with no remorse.”