MMA fighters speak out against Covington during a media session for UFC 253. Covington commented that Black Lives Matter stands up for 'life-long criminals' after defeating Tyron Woodley at a Las Vegas event over the weekend. Woodley used his pre-fight platform to advocate BLM. Covington also called out rival Kamaru Unman in the post-fight interview.
UFC sponsors such as Reebok, Monster Energy and DoorDash all released statements distancing themselves from Covington. A former wrestler at Oregon State University with a degree in sociology, Covington has been known as a vocal supporter of President Donald Trump.
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