UFC: Colby Covington Has An Interesting Proposal For Jorge Masvidal
Former UFC interim welterweight champion Colby Covington, recently left the American Top Team in Florida, due in part to the ongoing beef with his ex-teammate and the BMF title holder, Jorge Masvidal. The two former best friends have been going back and forth in interviews for over a year.
Despite the bad blood between the two, the UFC is yet to book a fight between them. Instead, Covington fought Kamaru Usman for the welterweight title at UFC 245, losing via a fifth round TKO, and Masvidal was expected to challenge for the title this summer. However, Gilbert Burns was given the title shot at UFC 251 instead, after ‘Gamebred’ refused to accept the UFC’s offer.
Speaking to BJPenn.com however, Covington accused Masvidal of being too scared to accept the fight with Usman, and too scared to fight him.
“I think it’s sad because UFC gave Jorge a great price [to fight Usman]. They gave him a great price. He just didn’t want to take the ass whooping. There ain’t no amount of money that Street Judas is going to get offered to get in the cage with me because he knows we ain’t talking about pay cheques. We talking about him going to the morgue.
“Honestly, if me and Jorge fought, we could do it all or nothing—put all our pay cheque to the winner,” Covington continued. “I don’t need nothing if I lose, but I know I’m not going to lose, so I’m not really too worried. Let’s see how confident he is then. Let’s see how confident he is then as a BMF. He’s a scared motherf***er. He ain’t a BMF. He’s an SMF. His 15 seconds of fame are over. He’s a broke motherf***er, and soon enough, he’s going to be coming, crawling out of his little hole, begging to fight me.”
Masvidal has found himself in a heated public debate with the UFC president Dana White over his failed negotiations and fighters’ pay in general. Covington however, thinks Jorge has been overpaid by the UFC.
“I can’t relate anything with Jorge. I think that he’s been overpaid as it is. I think he got a fake participation Bernie Sanders trophy as it is. He got paid to fight Nate Diaz, the soy boy. You should never be paid to fight Nate Diaz. That guy’s washed up, 20 years past his prime, double digit losses, 50-50 fighter. For you to get paid as good as you got paid to fight Nate Diaz, you should be sending letters to Dana White every week, like, ‘thank you so much Dana, for giving me that free money.’
“Now take your ass whooping to Kamaru Usman or me, and your fame is up. No one cares about you,” Covington added. “Everybody knows you hit lightning in a bottle. We know you ain’t ready to capitalise. You’re not the best fighter in the world, because if you were, you’d step up to the plate and try and get the real world championship.”
Would you like to see Colby Covington and Jorge Masvidal squash their beef inside the Octagon?