After a long wait, one of the most heated rivalries in the UFC was about to be settled inside the UFC cage. Jorge Masvidal was set to take on Leon Edwards in a much anticipated welterweight bout at UFC 269. Unfortunately, the Miami native pulled out of the fight due to an undisclosed injury. However, Masvidal’s fellow welterweight and yet another rival, Colby Covington, revealed the reasons for his withdrawal against the Brit.
Recently ‘Chaos’ appeared in an interview with Submission Radio, where he talked about many important topics from the UFC welterweight division. When asked about Masvidal’s injury, Covington said, “I will tell you the truth of what happened with Jorge for real.”
“I still have people at his gym that still love me. So I get the insider scoop on everything. So you know that fragile dude, street Judas Jorge Masvidal, he broke his ribs. He fractured his ribs last Saturday in training. And yeah, he is fragile. He had to pull out of the fight. It’s too bad that you know people still love me over at his gym more than they even loved him.”
“Yeah, and that’s the fact I am telling you guys the truth. He went to the gym eight days ago, and he went to sparring at the gym, gets his ribs fractured, leaves the gym crying. And goes to the doctor, gets the x-ray and they determine its fractured ribs. He’s a fragile little bit*h. He’s a brittle little bit*h. You know, he talked about me being fragile. That’s the fragilest guy on the f**king roster. That’s guy is a complete joke.”
Colby Covington Interested in Fighting Jorge Masvidal
Colby Covington with a professional fighting record of 16-3 under his name is one of the best welterweight fighters currently in the UFC. However, he is yet to lay his hand on the UFC welterweight gold.
The California native faced a setback twice while trying to gain the 170lbs title from Kamaru Usman. His recent loss came at UFC 268. However, ‘Chaos’ is not quitting and wants to map his way back for a third title fight with the Nigerian.
Interestingly, in his quest for the welterweight gold, Covington is eying a clash with his friend turned foe Jorge Masvidal. Following his defeat at UFC 268, in his post-fight interview, ‘Chaos’ called out ‘Gamebred’ and demanded him to pull out of the Leon Edwards fight.
Meanwhile, ‘Gamebred’ is currently on a two-fight skid, and now has withdrawn from UFC 269. It will be interesting to see if the Miami native is interested in fighting his former friend after he recovers from the injury.
This potential clash between the friends turned rivals will serve as a delightful treat for the UFC fans. Hence, it is a logical option for the promotion as it might buy hefty pay-per-views.
What do you make out of Covington’s words on Masvidal’s injury? What do you guys think about this clash of rivals? Let us know in the comments below.