It seems Colby Covington is back on social media.
The former UFC interim welterweight champion took to Twitter on Monday to challenge NBA star LeBron James to a boxing bout. The tweet comes on the heels of Legends Only League boxing event on Saturday night.
The event, which was headlined by Mike Tyson vs. Roy Jones Jr., featured a bout between YouTube star Jake Paul and former NBA player Nate Robinson in the co-main event of the card. Robinson suffered a knockout loss to Paul.
Heard they finally scraped @nate_robinson’s carcass off the @staplescenter floor. I’d make @kingjames eat the canvas in half the amount of time. Everyone knows current @NBA players are the softest and most privileged athletes on the planet. #TysonJones #Facts
— Colby Covington (@ColbyCovMMA) November 30, 2020
“Heard they finally scraped @nate_robinson’s carcass off the @staplescenter floor,” Covington wrote on Twitter. “I’d make @kingjames eat the canvas in half the amount of time. Everyone knows current @NBA players are the softest and most privileged athletes on the planet. #TysonJones #Facts”
Covington (16-2 MMA, 11-2 UFC), who’s known in combat sports for his extremely publicized support of President Donald Trump, has kept quiet for the last few weeks. His shot at James is the first comment he makes since President-elect Joe Biden was voted into power in November.
Covington has been a big critic of the Black Lives Matter movement and this is not the first time he goes after James or the NBA. The 32-year-old blasted NBA and MLB players for sitting out in protest of racial injustice back in August.
Covington also criticized then San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick and NFL players for taking a knee during the national anthem in protest of police brutality.
Covington last fought in September where he picked up a technical knockout victory over former UFC champion Tyron Woodley at UFC Fight Night 178. He’s currently 8-1 in his last nine bouts with his lone loss coming in a title fight against champion Kamaru Usman.
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Colby Covington re-emerges post-Trump loss to say he’d beat LeBron James in boxing match