Seems like Justin Gaethje is not the one to like interference. This was evident from the moment when Gaethje was intervened by his teammate, Welterweight Champion Kamaru Usman’s opponent Colby Covington. Gaethje is fighting Michael Chandler on the opening of the main card of UFC 268, this fight is considered by both the opponents as the number one contender’s match for the lightweight title.
UFC 268 takes place this Saturday at Madison Square Garden, New York, the USA. The fight card is headlined by a welterweight title match between the champion Kamaru Usman and the challenger, the aforementioned Colby Covington. The co-main is involves the women’s strawweight title fight between the champion Rose Namajunas and the challenger Weili Zhang.
Gaethje has returned back to action after a year, whereas Chandler fought earlier this year. Both the fighters have returned to the Octagon after losing their title fight and are now looking ahead for a second chance into getting the gold strap.
Justin Gaethje, Colby Covington altercation: Here’s what happened at UFC 268 press conference
Gaethje tries to answer a fan’s question who casually asks what are the expectations from the students of coach Trevor Wittman, who are Gaethje himself, and the UFC Champions Rose Namajunas and Kamaru Usman. Gaethje says, “I start it off, Kamaru finishes it off. You’re damn right, Trevor Wittman is a genius and you’ll see that inside the Octagon. I can’t wait to fight in front of these fans, the f**king chaos, all of it! I f**kin’ love it! Let’s go!”
That’s where enters Covington, and says “You’re right Justin chaos is in the building,” referring to his nickname ‘Chaos.’ Justin instantly replies “You’re a bitch.” This may happen because someone who’s not Gaethje’s opponent followed upon him or probably because Covington is his teammate Kamaru Usman’s opponent.”
Covington fired back saying “Ay man you don’t have any brain cells left man you sound so illiterate talking over there.” Gaethje fires back again saying “Shut the f**k up! No brain cells talking about people’s family.” Gaethje was referring to how Covington was insulting Usman’s father, talking about the past of his time as a prisoner in front of his son.