VIDEO: Colby Covington Has a ‘Moment of Silence’ for Jorge Masvidal’s Career in Hilarious Taunt

Published 04/26/2021, 6:00 AM EDT


Top UFC welterweight contender Colby Covington spoke to Submission Radio and chimed in on the main event that unfolded at UFC 261. Kamaru Usman knocked out Jorge Masvidal with a right hand straight from hell and followed up with brutal hammer fists. Masvidal was out cold before he hit the canvas. It was the first clean KO loss of his career.

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Kamaru Usman moves closer up the ranks in the welterweight GOAT debate with his recent win. Moreover, fans can envision a future wherein Kamaru Usman moves past Georges St-Pierre who currently holds on to the 170-pound GOAT status. ‘The Nigerian Nightmare’ is undefeated in the UFC with 14 straight wins, just two behind Anderson Silva’s current record.

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Colby Covington x Jorge Masvidal: A formidable rivalry

Before sharing his candid views on the fight itself, Covington trolled former teammate Jorge Masvidal. ‘Chaos’ began pouring water to pay homage to Masvidal’s fallen career and viewed his loss as the nail in the coffin. Covington and Masvidal have no love lost for each other, and this move will certainly add to their rivalry.

NEWARK, NJ – AUGUST 03: Colby Covington battles Robbie Lawler in their welterweight bout during the UFC Fight Night event at the Prudential Center on August 3, 2019 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

‘Chaos’ said, “Let’s first start this interview with a moment of silence. That was Jorge Masvidal’s career, his 10 seconds of fame are up. I just want to give him a moment of silence since he’s my best pal, you know pay my respects to him. That’s too bad, another fallen comrade.I feel like we have to do these all too often.”

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There’s no doubt that Masvidal will take Covington’s latest taunt personally. Both men have made a complete 180-degree turn in their relationship by going from friends and roommates to foes. There’s an in-built narrative for a potential fight between both men and fans are pining to see it.

Colby Covington is on deck to face Kamaru Usman next for the welterweight title and will want to accrue a championship. With a belt around his waist, a potential fight against ‘Gamebred’ Masvidal will be even more lucrative from a monetary standpoint. The welterweight division continues to churn out exciting fights and narratives, and the fans can’t get enough.

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Darryl Pinto

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Darryl Pinto is a senior MMA writer at EssentiallySports. He is currently pursuing his graduate degree in Mass Media (with a specialization in Journalism) out of Xavier’s College and has a year's experience in his current role. Darryl specializes in predictions, reporting, and covering UFC events live.

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