Yesterday afternoon American Top Team co-founder Ricardo Liborio took to Instagram with a post that announced his departure from the gym, and also condemned the recent anti-Brazil comments of ATT staple Colby Covington.
Speaking to BloodyElbow.com, Colby Covington has now responded to Liborio’s scathing condemnation. In his response, Covington reaffirms previous comments from ATT owner Dan Lambert, explaining that Liborio has not been actively involved with the team for some time.
“RICARDO LIBORIO IS A JOKE,” COVINGTON SAID. “THAT GUY’S BEEN OUT OF ATT FOR OVER TWO, THREE YEARS. THAT GUY’S A COMPLETE JOKE TRYING TO USE MY NAME AND MY FAME AND THE STUFF WITH BRAZIL TO PUT HIM OVER AND MAKE HIM LOOK LIKE THE GOOD GUY FROM ATT.
“HE’S BEEN OUT OF ATT FOR A WHILE; HE WAS USING DAN LAMBERT, THE ATT OWNER. HE WAS USING DAN. HE WAS PICKING UP THESE PAYCHECKS TWO OR THREE YEARS AGO, NEVER SHOWING UP TO WORK. THAT GUY IS A CONMAN, HE’S A SCUMBAG, AND HE’S ACTING LIKE A PIECE OF SH-T TRYING TO USE MY NAME TO PUT HIM OVER.”
Covington also explained why he’s not particularly bothered by criticisms from some of his other ATT stablemates.
“I’M ATT TO THE BONE. I HAVE MY CLOSE CIRCLE OF PEOPLE, MY CLIQUE —JORGE MASVIDAL, MIKE BROWN, DAN LAMBERT,” COVINGTON SAID. “I’M NOT FRIENDS WITH EVERYBODY. IT’S A GYM, BUT THIS IS A ONE-MAN SPORT.”
Where do you stand on Colby Covington’s recent comments?
This article first appeared onBJPenn.comon 10/31/2017.