Seems like the beef between Colby Covington and Jorge Masvidal will never settle. Former team-mates and presently arch-nemesis, both Covington and Masvidal never leaves a chance to hit back on each other. This time around, it was Colby Covington who spoke about Jorge Masvidal and reflected on why he doesn’t deserve a rematch for the UFC Welterweight Championship against Kamaru Usman.
Jorge Masvidal took on Kamaru Usman on short notice for the UFC Welterweight Championship at UFC 251 at Fight Island. Masvidal lost the fight via unanimous decision. However, fight fans around the world appreciated Masvidal for taking the fight on short notice after Gilbert Burns tested positive for coronavirus and had to pull out of the bout. Additionally, a lackluster fight also raised questions against Kamaru Usman and has significantly favored Jorge Masvidal for the rematch.
— Jeffrey Taylor (@jm_taleto) August 12, 2020
However, Colby Covington has also repeatedly maintained that he wants to fight for the title belt again. Covington loss to Usman at UFC 245 back in December of 2019. He hasn’t fought ever since and is reported to fight Tyron Woodley in August.
Colby Covington trashes Jorge Masvidal
In a recent interaction with MMAFighting, Colby Covington revealed his thoughts on Tyron Woodley. He also revealed that he wants to fight for the belt next, and still believes Tyron Woodley will pull out of the bout. However, when asked if he thinks Jorge Masvidal deserves a rematch against Kamaru Usman, here’s what he had to say.
— Colby Covington (@ColbyCovMMA) July 4, 2020
“I would just laugh. I would say, ok. You want to pay this man, for what? He is all hype. He’s got 15 losses. The only title that Jorge Masvidal has ever had is losing to a guy in every weight class. He’s lost in Flyweight, he’s lost to Assuncao at 135, he’s lost to 45’ers. He got knocked out Rodrigo Damm, knocked out by 55’ers Palamino. The Russian dude beat him up. Dude he’s got so many losses on his record, it’s even hard to keep a track of this dude. He finally got the 50-50 in the last couple of years in his record. But he’s all hype. He’s built on all hype.”