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PFL fighter opens up on being Colby Covingtons main training partner



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PFL fighter Josh Silveira and No.1 ranked UFC welterweight Colby Covington. Photo: Ed Mulholland – USA TODAY Sports and via YouTube (MMAFightingonSBN)

The undefeated PFL fighter Josh Silveira is a long time member of the American Top Team. In a recent interview with Ariel Helwani, Silveira opened up on being Colby Covington’s main training partner at American Top Team. The two trained together for Covington’s first fight against Kamaru Usman among other fights.

“I was training with him a lot and for the simple fact because a lot of guys don’t want to train with him,” Silveira said. “I think I’m pretty neutral, some guys did want to train with him but it was ‘Should we?’ because they might want to hurt him in training. He rubbed a lot of people off wrong. For me it doesn’t really affect me.”

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Colby Covington was “quiet and to himself”

Silveira claimed that Colby Covington was mostly quiet and to himself because of the tension at the gym. “Chaos” did not get on with Jorge Masvidal, Dustin Poirier and Joanna Jedrzejczyk who also trained at the American Top Team.

“It would be kind of weird to see how nice he was when we were training together and stuff and then I would go see an interview and you know he’s telling Joanna to fuck off or something like that, or talking about like kids and people’s wives, that’s the part that kind of like, ‘Ah, you know I prefer the other stuff’. People were definitely happy that he left,” Silveira said.

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