In a recent interview with ESPN, Covington said that he did not make the reported $350,000 for the fight.
“If you ask Dan Lambert, the owner of American Top Team, there is a rule when you fight you don’t pay any other coaches. You pay five per cent gym fee to the team and that’s it, he doesn’t want you paying any other percentages to the coaches because he’s going to distribute his five per cent out evenly to the coaches. I didn’t even have to pay any money to this striking coach. These claims are false, it’s fake news and it’s a lie.”
Paulino Hernandez also confirmed that he was supposed to receive $17,000. But he only received $5,000