Colby Covington vs Jorge Masvidal Finalized- Here’s What Colby Covington Texted Immediately After

Published 01/11/2022, 8:56 PM EST


The long-awaited UFC welterweight grudge match between Jorge Masvidal and Colby Covington is finally set for UFC 272 in Las Vegas. This bout, slated to headline the card in Sin City, will be the culmination of a bitter rivalry. The storyline going into the contest is that of two former friends, roommates and teammates turned rivals.

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Chiefly, Jorge Masvidal had tweeted out at Colby Covington a few days ago, implying that the ball was in his court to accept the fight. It seems like both fighters were able to secure their respective agendas with the UFC to make the fight happen. This match-up is undoubtedly set to be one of the most high-profile contests of 2022.

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ESPN’s Brett Okamoto acquired Colby Covington’s immediate reaction to the fight being announced and ‘Chaos’ simply expressed his desire to see Masvidal make the walk to the cage. He said rather plainly in his textual interaction with Okamoto, “He better fu**ing show up.”

The match-up has been teased in the past but never came to fruition. In fact, both men were in talks to possibly face-off against each other as opposing coaches on ‘The Ultimate Fighter’ in 2021.

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‘Chaos’ Covington is fresh off his title fight defeat to Kamaru Usman that came at UFC 268. The D-1 All-American wrestler, now 0-2 against Usman in title fights, will want to get back to winning ways. Stylistically, he will be favored against Masvidal due to his wrestling-heavy background and superior cardio.

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Jorge Masvidal also lost to Kamaru Usman in his last fight as he was viciously knocked out at UFC 261. ‘Gamebred’ suffered his first clean KO loss in his entire career that spans 50 professional fights. The image of seeing him knocked out is one that many fans could never envisage, given his pedigree as a crafty striker.

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There’s a lot on the line for both Masvidal and Covington who will want a final crack at the current UFC welterweight champion. Both men believe they have what it takes to come out on top and this contest will be pivotal to decide their future as title contenders.

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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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