Outspoken welterweight star Colby Covington has put TUF 29 coaches Brian Ortega and Alexander Volkanovski on blast by stating that they will bring “no entertainment factor” to the relaunch of the show, which premieres on June 1st.
“Yikes,” Covington told James Lynch. “I know Hunter Campbell and Dana White probably had to go behind closed doors and be smacking themselves in the head. You don’t want those two guys as your coaches, as your comeback season of ‘The Ultimate Fighter.’ Those guys are going to make a complete mockery of the show. I mean, there’s just not entertainment factor there, you know?
“Those guys, yeah, they’re decent fighters – but for the little-weights, the little midgets, they don’t sell. There’s no controversy. There’s no drama. There’s no nothing. There’s no storyline. I feel bad for the show. I wish I could’ve come back to the show and give the people what they want. ”
Covington’s trash talk quickly reached the ears of Ortega, who has since fired back at him.
“Idk why @ColbyCovMMA hating,” Ortega wrote on Twitter. “The TUF show was yours bro I didn’t even fucken want it.
“@GamebredFighter left to fight and you got assed out. My fight fell through and we got the call to get it. I didn’t call anyone bout the show they hit me up.
“Now I’m glad you ain’t get it Bitch.”