Leon Edwards Throws Bottle at Colby Covington at UFC 296 Press Conference

Oh boy, did you hear about Leon Edwards? He threw a water bottle at Colby. Yeah, that happened. #UFC296. The drama unfolded on December 15, 2023.

Colby Covington, that guy never backs down. He’s always ready to ruffle some feathers, get under his opponent’s skin. Doesn’t matter how far he has to go.

Covington, with a record of 17-3, is no stranger to controversy. Known for his over-the-top trash talk, he didn’t disappoint at the press conference. He had a go at Stephen Thompson and Tony Ferguson. All in a day’s work for him.

But then, things took a turn. During a heated exchange with Leon Edwards, Covington crossed a line. He made a distasteful joke about Edwards’ late father, who was tragically murdered when Edwards was just 13. Not cool, man.

Covington was all bravado. “On Saturday night, I’m going to bring you to a place you never want to be,” he boasted. “I’m going to bring you to the seventh level of hell. We’ll say what’s up to your dad while we’re there.”

Edwards didn’t take it lying down. He hurled a bottle at Covington and rushed towards him. But security was quick to step in. They kept the two fighters apart. Phew!

Once things calmed down, the press conference resumed. Edwards was asked if the incident made the match more personal. “Not really [personal],” Edwards said. “The guy’s a piece of sh*t; but just make sure you keep that same energy backstage. Keep that energy backstage.”

Covington had a retort ready: “Make sure you save that f*cking energy in the ring Saturday night.”

So, the stage is set for a thrilling match between Edwards and Covington at UFC 296. It’s happening this Saturday at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. Can’t wait!

And there’s more. The co-main event features a title fight between flyweight champion Alexandre Pantoja and Brandon Royval. Pantoja is defending his title for the first time. It’s going to be epic!

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