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Here are five takeaways from Saturday’s fights:
At some point, you are what you say you are.
There’s always been a sense that Covington has been trolling the MMA world with his crass, diehard Donald Trump-supporting gimmick. You expected that behind closed doors, he was a different person.
His words about the Black Lives Matter movement after he beat Woodley on Saturday night cannot be ignored just because they may be part of a marketing gimmick.
Maybe Covington isn’t racist, maybe he is. Saying a movement that’s fighting for equal rights and social justice and for Black people is a “sham” certainly seems racist.
That he has such a large platform to spout those views is a real concern.
2. WHAT’S UP WITH WOODLEY?
For a while, it felt like W...Read More