'Revolting': UFC star slams sexual comments from divisive fighter

Riley Morgan
·Sports Reporter
·2-min read
UFC fighter Polyana Viana (pictured left) smiles with welterweight contender Colby Covington's (pictured right).
UFC fighter Polyana Viana (pictured left) has slammed welterweight contender Colby Covington's (pictured right) comments about her as 'revolting'. (Image: Instagram)

UFC fighter Polyana Viana has slammed controversial welterweight contender Colby Covington's sexual comments about her as 'revolting'.

The controversial American, who divided fans after his fanatical support of former US President Donald Trump, caused a stir on social media recently when posting a photo of himself and Viana at the gym.

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Rumours started on whether the pair were a couple, but Viana denied the rumours after posting on her page and claimed she had a boyfriend.

However, Viana's name was dragged into an interview by Covington when he was questioned about why he didn't fight Leon Edwards.

Edwards' opponent withdrew from the main card leaving a vacant spot.

Covington claimed the UFC spoke to him about the fight since he was considered an option to step in on late notice to fight Edwards on March 13.

But in a shocking twist, Covington appeared on Submission Radio and claimed he didn't accept the fight against Edwards on short notice because he was 'b***s deep' in Viana and needed more money.

"There wasn’t much talk’s you know, I was busy b***s deep in Polyana Viana," he said.

"So to get me of the couch on three weeks notice to fight some Leon Scott guy, it was going to be a price tag.”

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UFC fighter hits back at Covington

This sparked backlash against the controversial welterweight fighter.

But now, Viana has responded, denied and hit back at his 'revolting' remarks.

“I have never given room for any kind of comment or judgment about my personal life,” Viana wrote on Twitter, according to publications.

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“But it is not for me to judge the person’s attitude. I feel sorry for those who act so low to try to promote themselves. It is revolting.”

The UFC is yet to comment on the situation.

Covington hasn't fought since September last year when he defeated Tyron Woodley.

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