ATT co-founder Ricardo Liborio condemns Colby Covington, announces departure from team

UFCHIGHLIGHTED 31.10.2017 10:51h Author:

Ricardo Liborio

Now-former ATT head coach Ricardo Liborio is also on the list of people who aren’t happy with Colby Covington’s post-fight behavior at UFC Fight Night 119 in Sao Paulo, according to MMAJunkie.

Brazil’s Liborio today took to social media to reprimand Covington’s insults to the country and its residents, whom the UFC welterweight called “filthy animals”. In the same statement, Liborio also announced his departure from American Top Team, which he co-founded in 2001.

“I absolutely do not condone any behavior that instigates hate, prejudice, or bullying of any kind,” Liborio said of Covington’s behavior. “It upsets me to see the sport taking this direction of blatant disrespect. It’s unsportsmanlike, but it also fosters and promotes a culture of cruelty towards others.”

 

I feel that I must make a statement in light of the comments made by Colby Convigton along with the amount of messages sent to me from Brazil, the United States, and from all over the world. I’m here to state that I am no longer with American Top Team. Also, I absolutely do not condone any behavior that instigates hate, prejudice, or bullying of any kind. It upsets me to see the sport taking this direction of blatant disrespect. It’s unsportsmanlike, but it also fosters and promotes a culture of cruelty towards others. Combat Sports should always represent the qualities of humility, empathy, and respect. I dedicated my life to the Martial arts, and to the formation and growth of this team. I can not discuss at this time the reasons for my departure from ATT. At some point, I will. For the time being, I want the members of ATT to know that they will always be in my heart❤

Objavu dijeli Ricardo Liborio (@liboriobjj)

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