“We’re Working on That Fight”: Dana White Hints Jorge Masvidal vs Colby Covington to Be Booked Soon

Published 01/02/2021, 5:47 AM EST


Jorge Masvidal vs Colby Covington is the fight that is on the top of every UFC fan’s wishlist for 2021. The two former training partners cum best friends have unresolved differences. And it looks like standing across the Octagon against one another is the best way to resolve the issue for them.

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In an interview with The Schmo, UFC President Dana White also confirmed that the UFC is working on getting that fight booked officially.

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)

“I don’t think Masvidal said I don’t like that fight stylistically, We’re working on that fight. It’s the fight we want too, and hopefully, we’ll get that done this year, too. We got nothing but big fights all this year so hopefully, we can get a couple of these key ones buttoned up and done and start looking forward to them,” said Dana White.

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NEWARK, NJ – AUGUST 03: Colby Covington battles 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)

Fans will be thrilled with that tone of affirmation from the UFC President himself. The clash of two top welterweights is bound to excite fans with the storyline behind it.

Jorge Masvidal might have his BMF title on the line against Covington

BMF champion Masvidal might have his belt up for grabs should he step against Covington. ‘Gamebred’ hasn’t competed since his failed title quest at UFC 251, where he stepped in to fight Kamaru Usman on 6 days’ notice.

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Covington defeated Tyron Woodley in his last outing. With both fighters looking to get yet another shot at the title, there will be plenty in stakes, should they actually fight.

Also, stylistically it will be intriguing to see how Masvidal handles Covington’s wrestling and constant pressure. ‘Chaos’ on the other hand will have to avoid Masvidal’s vicious striking prowess too. Both men are aware of their opponents’ strengths and weaknesses due to years of training together.

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Who do you think will get the win when the former friends eventually share the octagon?

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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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