Werdum was putting the finishing touches on preparations ahead of his UFC Sydney bout with Marcin Tybura when he was involved in a scuffle with loud-mouthed welterweight Colby Covington.
Covington’s remarks about Brazil being a “sh*t hole” and describing the country’s natives as “filthy animals” has not earned him friends in the South American MMA powerhouse. Werdum claims that Covington described him too as a “filthy animal” and attempted to kick him in the leg before he responded by throwing a boomerang at the 29-year-old.
The Californian-native promised to press charges and it appears his report to local authorities has been enough to see Werdum receive a summons to appear in court on Dec. 13. hearing.
The UFC released a statement via MMAjunkie in relation to the matter, which you can read below:
“UFC was made aware of the altercation between Fabricio Werdum and Colby Covington at the organization’s host hotel in Sydney, Australia. The organization will conduct a full investigation to determine if the Athlete Conduct Policy was violated before taking any further action on this matter.”