Colby Covington, The former welterweight champion, addressed the press in an interesting way, wearing a Black Lives Matter T-shirt. “I’m just really excited that Black Lives Matter,” he said, as quoted by mmafighting “I just think that Black Lives Matter,” he said.
“I just hope they realize Black Lives Matter,” he said. “I definitely realize Black Lives Matter,” he said. “The fact that Black Lives Matter,” he said.
He is satisfied with the reaction of the NBA and believes that everyone should rebel against racism “I love what the NBA has done,” Woodley explained.
“You see Black Lives Matter on jerseys. You see it on the floor. You see guys represent for the late and great Chadwick [Boseman]. You see people are speaking out, and that’s what it’s going to take. We can’t just sit back.
When these greats die, don’t let their death go in vain. Carry the torch. Muhammad Ali stood for what he stood for. He lost millions of dollars in his prime because of what he stood for. I think LeBron James is the same way."
Asked about LeBron he said: “Some people don’t like his abrasiveness, but he means what he’s saying. He’s done a lot for the culture. And when I say the culture, don’t get that confused with Black people.
The culture is anything that, whether it’s fashion, whether it’s music, whether it’s art, whether it’s whatever, it’s a culture that’s revolved around these things”.
UFC reaction on racism
He is dissatisfied with the UFC's reaction to racism and believes the UFC needs to work much harder on racism.
He believes that attention should be paid to the youngest generations who need to learn about racism, because he is aware that the personality and its characteristics are formed from the earliest years. “I wish the UFC would do a little bit more; I’m really not happy with that,” Woodley said.
“I had a long conversation with Dana White about it when the riots happened at Ferguson. I wanted them to utilize me to show a positive spin." “Let’s go give back. Let’s go do seminars with these kids.
Mixed martial arts is an affordable martial art that they can do. Start doing seminars, bring some of these guests in and have them talk to the kids about life and what martial arts and the discipline has given to them”.