Colby Covington has once again hit out at his former American Top Team teammate Dustin Poirier, following his five-round battle against Dan Hooker at UFC Vegas 4, which is already being considered as a fight of the year contender.
Speaking to BJPenn.com (transcribed by MMA Mania), ‘Chaos’ criticised both Poirier and Hooker’s performance this past weekend.
“I didn’t think that that performance was that impressive,” Covington said. “Let’s be honest. It took you 25 minutes to beat a Hooker? Usually, Hookers are in and out within a couple of minutes. The fact that Hooker lasted that long is a feat in itself. But if Hooker would’ve kept kicking it the second round, Dustin wouldn’t have been standing. The fight would have been over it. It wasn’t really an impressive fight. Hooker’s a former featherweight. He got finished by Edson Barbosa in a minute or two. He’s not really that good of a fighter. I thought he got beat. I thought Dustin got beat. It was a very close fight, but I thought he got beat.”