UFC Fans Demand Colby Covington Versus Jorge Masvidal Be for the ‘MAGA’ Title

Published 01/12/2022, 8:40 AM EST


The long and awaited grudge fight between UFC welterweights Jorge Masvidal and Colby Covington will finally happen. The history that both the fighters share makes it even more interesting. They went from friends to foes and regularly attack each other online.

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While both are arch-rivals, they have something in common; their support for Donald Trump. Both the fighters have been open about it. Now that they will face each other at UFC 272 on March 5, many fans feel the fight should be for the ‘MAGA’ title.

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Covington is proud of the fact that he has met the former President. During their meet, he also wore his ‘Make America Great Again’ hat. On the other hand, ‘Gamebred‘ was previously seen sharing a meal with Trump’s son, Donald Trump Jr. The fighter had also posted their picture on Instagram.

Both the fighters met in Florida at American Top Team and had become friends. However, they had a fallout and Covington left the team. As a result, their relationship since then has only turned sour. So a fight among them would be absolutely smashing.

Further, both the fighters have also tried their luck against Kamaru Usman. Unfortunately, they were unable to secure the belt. But as two of the best UFC welterweights, Covington versus Masvidal was surely on the line.

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Hence, while both the warriors have some similarities, they sure so cannot stand one another. A fight in the octagon would be a good way to decide the better fighter.

Colby Covington versus Jorge Masvidal at UFC 272

UFC 272 is expected to take place at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas on March 5.

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Both the fighters are coming off losses against Welterweight champion Kamaru Usman. ‘Chaos’ as well as Masvidal are extremely confident fighters and their personal history will surely keep them highly motivated.

SINGAPORE – JUNE 17: Colby Covington of United States (front) reacts after his fight with Dong Hyun Kim of South Korea (back) in the Welterweight Bout during UFC Singapore Fight Night at Singapore Indoor Stadium on June 17, 2017 in Singapore. (Photo by Suhaimi Abdullah/Getty Images)

While they won’t be fighting for a title, this would be one of the biggest fights. Hence, this is one fight that UFC fans cannot miss.

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What do you think will transpire in this upcoming bout? Let us know in the comments below.

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Rohini Kottu

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Rohini Kottu is a UFC Writer at EssentiallySports. She is also a Psychologist and has a Master's degree in Clinical Psychology. Rohini, in her role as a UFC writer, combines her admiration for the mental resilience that MMA fighters have and her love for analysis.

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