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The controversial character burnt bridges with his old team and his feud with Jorge Masvidal, which ended up in court following an alleged sucker punch in a Miami restaurant, is well publicised.
Pantoja is now at American Top Team in Florida and revealed to the Trocação Franca podcast: 'Everybody wants to kill him there. I don’t care, brother. I walk my path. I know everything he says is pure marketing.
'I work with [ATT boxing coach] Gabriel de Oliveira and Gabriel is a person I respect a lot, and he says [Covington] has always respected him.
'To me, you earn points if you treat well someone I like,' he conceded.
Colby Covington is one of the UFC's most colourful and controversial characters