Jorge Masvidal Offers His Aspect Of Why Covington Struggle Did not Occur


Jorge Masvidal has come ahead to present his facet as to why a combat between him and Colby Covington didn’t come to fruition.

There are a lot of issues that MMA followers will merely by no means agree on. However following Colby Covington’s victory over Tyron Woodley final September, there was one factor that almost everybody discovered themselves on the identical web page about: Jorge Masvidal vs. Colby Covington was the combat to make. Extra importantly, UFC President Dana White in addition to one half of the would-be contributors, Colby Covington, felt the identical method.

White expressed {that a} bout between Covington and Masvidal was being labored on, and Covington has made it no secret how badly he needs to settle the feud together with his former finest buddy. When the combat fell aside, Covington was simply as vocal, branding Masvidal as a coward who didn’t just like the stylistic matchup between the 2.

All of the whereas, Masvidal has remained mum on the subject, ready patiently on the sidelines to make his subsequent transfer.

Jorge Masvidal Breaks Silence On Covington Struggle Falling Aside

In an interview with ESPN launched Wednesday, Masvidal was requested why a combat between him and Covington was by no means finalized. “Gamebred” was swift to present his response.

“As a result of Colby’s a bitch,” Masvidal stated matter-of-factly. “They supplied him good cash.”

Instantly after Masvidal put the blame on Covington for the combat falling aside, he then disclosed that his former buddy wasn’t actually on his radar to start with.

“The Colby deal was we already knew we had the Usman combat,” Masvidal stated. “They already advised me, ‘Hey, you might have the Usman combat.’ So why am I gonna combat the second-place man that received his jaw damaged, left working out of the ring, didn’t discuss for months on Twitter as a result of he received his jaw damaged? Why don’t I’m going combat the man that broke his jaw? 

Former Finest Associates Jorge Masvidal & Colby Covington (Photograph: Colby Covington’s Twitter)

“As a result of I’ve already been beating the crap out of Colby for God is aware of how lengthy. I’m gonna beat the crap out of him, too, earlier than my profession is completed. However I’m gonna combat the largest and the most effective fights potential, then I’ll go down to those JV motherfuckers.”

It’s unclear what exact time-frame Masvidal is referring to when he states that he was advised he had the Usman combat or who precisely “they” is. Primarily based on earlier experiences, talks of an Usman/Masvidal rematch didn’t start till after Usman defeated Gilbert Burns at UFC 258 in February. This conflicts with Dana White’s feedback relationship again to final fall that the UFC have been concerned about making a Masvidal/Covington bout.

In the course of the interview, Masvidal did state that any such remarks from White was simply the UFC boss throwing issues on the market, thus implying that there was by no means an precise official provide made. He additional said that if he and Covington ended up teaching The Final Fighter, which was rumored to be within the works, he “for certain” would have ended up going to jail as a consequence of his lack of ability to stay nonviolent in such shut quarters with somebody he genuinely despises a lot.

As he said within the interview, although, Masvidal has left the door open to combating Covington down the highway. Within the meantime, his focus is squarely on capturing the UFC welterweight title at UFC 261.

What are your ideas on Jorge Masvidal’s facet of why his combat with Colby Covington didn’t occur?


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