COLBY COVINGTON said ‘coward’ LeBron James ‘wouldn’t last 10 seconds with me’ in an astonishing attack on the NBA icon.
Covington, 32, slammed the basketball star after beating rival Tyron Woodley, 38, last weekend.
The outspoken UFC welterweight attacked the Black Lives Matter movement and James, 35, as well as other players who boycotted games in protest.
Covington, who dedicated his win to first responders, said: “You keep us safe, not these woke athletes.
“I’m sick of these woke athletes and these spineless cowards like LeBron James.”
The ex-UFC interim champion followed up the jibe on Twitter, also taking a shot at James’ former team-mate Delonte West, 37, who suffered from drug abuse.
Covington tweeted: “LOL at the snowflakes that believe @KingJames could even last 10 seconds with me!
“If that coward had the balls or the ability to kick anyone’s ass, Delonte West would’ve lost his teeth long before his meth habit!”
Covington previously took a swipe at NBA stars who boycotted their games in protest, urging them to instead quit and become cops.
Before Woodley was beaten by the vocal Donald Trump supporter, he responded to every question at the press conference by saying ‘Black Lives Matter’.
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After defeat, he was branded a ‘communist’ by Covington – who further labelled the BLM movement ‘a complete sham’.
Covington said: “He is standing up for lifelong criminals.
“You know the Black Lives Matter is a complete sham. It is a joke. They are taking these people. They are complete terrorists.
“They are taking these people that are criminals. You know, these aren’t people that are hard working Americans. Blue collar Americans.
“These are bad people. They are criminals, you know, and they shouldn’t be attacking police.
“You know if you are breaking the law and you are threatening the cops with weapons. You know, you deserve to get what you get.
“Law enforcement protects us all. If you don’t have law enforcement it would be the wild wild west.
“So you know, people need to go and give a pat on the back to law enforcement every single day and thank them for keeping us all safe.
“Otherwise you know all these criminals would be running the streets wild and none of us would be safe.
“You know he is a communist. You know, he’s a Marxist. He stands for criminals.
“He hates America, and that’s why he got broke tonight.”