Covington explained why he respects O'Malley

Former UFC interim welterweight champion Colby Covington of the United States spoke about his attitude toward his fellow countryman, the promotion's lightweight division titleholder Sean O'Malley.

"I don't have any friends in the UFC. But I have a lot of respect for O'Malley. He's not afraid to dye his hair, he doesn't care what people think of him. He doesn't care about that. Sean goes out there and just shows who he is. Great, all-time great. He's got a great, unique style that a lot of fighters don't have," Covington said on The Rush With Maxx Crosby podcast.

As a reminder, O'Malley defeated Marlon Vera by unanimous decision on March 9 at UFC 299 in his last fight.