The feud involving Jorge Masvidal and Colby Covington erupts at UFC 272. After the loss of two title fights, a rematch between former American Top Team partners is expected to highlight in March 5.
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Masvidal (35-15) and Covington (16-3), both lost to UFC welterweight champion Kamaru Usman. Usman defeated Masvidal in two out of three fights, while Covington lost to Usman in two of his last three fights. Masvidal had highlight-reel finishes over Nate Diaz, Ben Askren, and Darren Till in the year preceding up to his battles with Usman. Beyond the UFC championship battles, Covington has won his last eight fights, defeating the likes of Tyron Woodley, Robbie Lawler, Rafael dos Anjos, and Demian Maia.
At the UFC weigh-in show Covington expressed his wish to fight Usman:
“There’s no one that’s on his [Usman] level that can compete with him like I can, so this fight needs to happen again. There needs to be a trilogy because he hasn’t proved that he’s the better fighter. He hasn’t proved that he’s the best welterweight in the world, and there’s still unfinished business there. So I think after I finish Jorge Masvidal on March 5, it puts me right back in line to get my title shot.”
Why did Jorge Masvidal and Colby Covington fell apart as friends?
Colby Covington’s beef with Jorge Masvidal has captured everybody’s attention. In a recent interview, he was asked about what he thinks of facing his former friend, to which he said:
“We cut off the communication long time ago when he started to get jealous and envious of my rise and success up to the top. You know, he wanted to backstab me like the bum he is, you know, like he does this to everybody. He likes to use people and for anything, they can do to help him, but as soon as someone is starting to do a little bit better than him, then he backstabs them and turns them, you know, turns it in the back, you know, puts it you know, a knife in the back, so you know, haven’t talked to him and I won’t talk to him until I finish him on March 5th.”
Colby Covington revealed that it isn’t about pay per view, deals, or best match of the UFC anymore, it is rather personal this time. Covington also revealed his thought of what his former roommate said to the media:
“I mean honestly, does anybody actually believe anything Jorge says to the media? I mean, he says so much stuff it’s all fake news, you can’t believe anything that guy says. As soon as Hunter Campbell called me, I signed on the dotted line before he called me. I’ve been signing that contract for the last two years, they were trying to make this fight after I finished Woodley and finished off his career.”
Covington declared that he had no reservations about signing the contract to battle Masvidal. But, as per the former interim UFC welterweight champion, it was ‘Gamebred’ who demanded more money.
‘Chaos’ continued his audacious comment by suggesting that the BMF Champion is well aware that his forthcoming battle with him will be a “career-ending fight.” He said:
“There was no hold up on my end, it was only hold up on his end. He was asking for more money, he wanted this, he wanted that so. He knows this is a career-ending fight for him.”
Seems like the two of them are ready to face each other off and the audience too anticipates the match on March 5th, because after all, seeing the former friends facing each other on the battleground will be interesting indeed.