Australia perhaps wasn’t the best place to confront Covington as the local authorities haven’t been kind to Werdum’s attempt to embrace local traditions.
According to Werdum, the argument started when Covington approached him with xenophobic remarks, similar to those Covington made back in October after his win over Demian Maia.
Werdum even alleges that Covington kicked him before things really got crazy.
It ended with Werdum chucking a souvenir boomerang at Covington, striking him in the head with the object.
Covington said he would be pressing charges against the former UFC heavyweight champion, and it appears those charges have now been filed.
Yahoo.au’s 7 News reports that ‘Vai Cavalo’ has been ordered to appear at the Downing Centre Local Court on December 13th for a hearing.