Colby Covington Says Jorge Masvidal Is Not His Biggest Rival in the UFC Welterweight Division

Published 06/15/2021, 4:33 AM EDT
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)


The former interim welterweight champion Colby Covington has had some of the biggest rivalries in UFC history. He talks trash about almost everyone he can think of. Covington is rivals with his former opponent Kamaru Usman, his ex-best friend Jorge Masvidal and now Dustin Poirier.

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He is one of the most controversial figures in the world of MMA but is still one of the toughest welterweights in the UFC. In a recent podcast with Kacper Rosolowski and Denis Shkuratov, ‘Chaos’ disclosed who he dislikes the most and thinks is his biggest rival till today.

Colby Covington said, “Without a doubt the juice box Marty Juiceman the CEO of EPO.” This came as no surprise as both the guys despise each other and have one of the biggest rivalries in welterweight history.

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The start of a rivalry between Colby Covington and Kamaru Usman

The rivalry started after Kamaru Usman became the welterweight champion by defeating Tyron Woodley at UFC 235. At this time, ‘Chaos’ had already become the interim champion, but never fought for the undisputed title. Later, after Covington’s win over Robbie Lawler, he met the new welterweight champion, Kamaru Usman, in a post-fight show.

Both the fighters engaged in an altercation by exchanging some trash talk. Later, the duo met in a bad blood match where Kamaru Usman defeated his opponent in the closing minute of the last round. Since then, ‘Chaos’ has kept the rivalry alive with his trash talk and has been demanding a rematch to avenge his loss.

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UFC President Dana White has made it clear that Covington is next in line for the title shot. The rematch is upon us after waiting for a long time; yet, the fight has not been finalized so far.

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – DECEMBER 14: Kamaru Usman of Nigeria enters the octagon during the UFC 245 event at T-Mobile Arena on December 14, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

Fans will hope to see another competitive mixed martial arts contest between the two rivals. Colby Covington believes he will become the next welterweight champion, whereas Kamaru Usman is looking to add another title defense by shattering Covington’s dreams. Who do you think will win the rematch, Covington or Usman?

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Saurabh Singh Laledia is an MMA enthusiast who works as a UFC writer for EssentiallySports. His passion for the UFC infused with his knowledge of various fight styles such as Muay Thai and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu motivated him to pursue a career in combat sports journalism, as it would be where he could exhibit his expert views and unbiased opinions whilst keeping the fan’s perspective alive. He started watching the sport at UFC 53 in 2005 when ‘The Ace’ Rich Franklin beat Evan Turner to claim the belt and has traced the journey of the middleweight title right from 'The Spider' to 'The Last Stylebender'.

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