Colby Covington Roasts Jorge Masvidal by Comparing Him to Tyron Woodley

Published 12/27/2020, 4:18 AM EST


Chael Sonnen recently brought in Colby Covington in an episode of his podcast. Sonnen, a longtime acquaintance of Covington, was interested in one thing only- why Covington and Jorge Masvidal haven’t been booked to fight yet despite all the recent build-up for almost over a year.

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“Chaos” certainly made his reasoning clear on why that fight isn’t yet official. “The last time I spoke with the UFC, Dana said they were gonna make it happen. I’ve been on it since day 1, Chael.

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“Since I fought Tyron Woodley, ended his career, and left him out on a stretcher. I agreed to fight Masvidal in September. It’s clear who doesn’t wanna fight me.

“He doesn’t wanna fight me. He’s experienced this before. This is the easiest paycheck of my life. This is free money,” said Covington.

NEWARK, NJ – AUGUST 03: Colby Covington is interviewed after his victory over 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)

Covington then went on to draw a comparison between his two former training partners, Woodley and Masvidal. ”He’s not even as good as Tyron Woodley.

“Tyron Woodley was an actual world champion, not a BMF,” the former UFC interim welterweight champion added. Covington then added that Masvidal is actually avoiding him.

If street Judas Masvidal was such a BMF, he wouldn’t be running, he wouldn’t be dodging fights. The only reason it’s getting held up is because of street Judas Masvidal,” concluded Covington.

Colby Covington vs Jorge Masvidal makes perfect sense in the current scenario

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Masvidal and Covington have been going back and forth for almost a year now. The two former training partners and best friends now seem to have legitimate beef between them now.

NEW YORK, NEW YORK – NOVEMBER 02: Jorge Masvidal of the United States is awarded the belt by Dwayne “the Rock” Johnson after his victory by TKO on a medical stoppage against Nate Diaz of the United States in the Welterweight “BMF” championship bout during UFC 244 at Madison Square Garden on November 02, 2019, in New York City. (Photo by Steven Ryan/Getty Images)

The storyline and the buildup will be more than epic if the fight actually materializes. Given both fighters’ rankings in the welterweight division, only booking this fight makes sense now.

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What do you make of Covington’s comments about Masvidal? Do you want to see this fight?

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Apratim Banerjee

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Apratim Banerjee is an MMA author for EssentiallySports and has been writing professionally for almost a year. Before his current gig, Apratim worked as a UFC writer for Sportskeeda. A long-time MMA fan, Apratim has developed a critical eye for the sport that has helped him transfer his vast knowledge to his copies and give hardcore and casual readers a detailed insight into the fights and fighters.

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