HILARIOUS: Colby Covington Shares Picture With Maritza Masvidal Ahead of UFC 261

Published 04/23/2021, 6:00 AM EDT


Jorge Masvidal will fight Kamaru Usman this weekend at UFC 261 in a rematch for the undisputed welterweight gold. Ahead of this fight, Masvidal’s former best friend and training partner, Colby Covington, took to social media to troll ‘Gamebred’. ‘Chaos’ posted a picture of him alongside who he claimed was Masvidal’s wife.

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Out here playing games with Mrs. Masvidal 🎮 Great catching up with you Maritza!” Covington wrote in his recent post.

However, per the tag in the image, the lady present in the photo was not Iman Kawa, who is widely known as Masvidal’s wife. The Miami native keeps his personal life private and doesn’t reveal things about the same in public.

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In a chat with The Schmo, ‘Chaos’ claimed that Maritza is the mother of Jorge’s children, not Iman Kawa. Covington trashed the media for saying Kawa is Masvidal’s wife. He said she is actually the sister of Masvidal’s managers.

Covington claimed Maritza is actually legally married to Masvidal and has two kids with him, but surprisingly no information about her is available on the internet.

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Jorge Masvidal vs Colby Covington: an inevitable fight?

Covington and Masvidal were expected to clash inside the Octagon this year after their relationship took a major dip last year. From being roommates and training partners, the duo went off on each other to exchange harsh words. Hence, give their position in the rankings, it seems a matter of time before they eventually fight.

ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – JULY 12: Jorge Masvidal prepares to fight Kamaru Usman in their UFC welterweight championship fight during the UFC 251 event at Flash Forum on UFC Fight Island on July 12, 2020 on Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC)

If Masvidal wins this weekend, Covington will be in line to challenge him for the belt. It makes for a great storyline and will add to the anticipation of the fans.

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So, a clash is imminent given both fighters are looking to establish their authority over the division. Also, having trained with each other for years, both men will know their opponent’s strengths and weaknesses. So, this fight most certainly makes the most sense in near future. For now, one will be curious to know more about Masvidal and his wife after Covington’s post.

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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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