Who is Maritza Masvidal – Infamously Mentioned by Colby Covington as Jorge Masvidal’s Wife?

Published 03/03/2022, 10:28 PM EST

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The famed UFC Welterweight, Jorge Masvidal is currently going through a rather miserable run in his career. The ‘BMF’ of the UFC had picked up two defeats in his last two outings against Kamaru Usman and his bitter rival and friend-turned-foe, Colby Covington. Despite possessing a formidable striking capacity, Kamaru Usman’s strong overall game and Covington’s wrestle-heavy style of fighting got ‘Gamebred’ into deep trouble. Most MMA fans are aware of his MMA world achievements and ventures.

But, Masvidal hasn’t been pretty open about his personal life. Although some facts are known about him like he has three kids. But most information about his personal life continues to be covered in haze. However, during the buildup of his fight against ‘Chaos’ at UFC 272, Covington flashed out a rather private part of his personal life. ‘Chaos’ dragged a lady named Maritza Collado into their pre-fight altercation, who was reportedly associated with Masvidal.

Who is Maritza Collado?


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As far as reports suggest, Maritza Collado is the former wife of Jorge Masvidal, with whom he had already parted ways. It was Colby Covington who dragged her into his feud with Masvidal. ‘Chaos’ uploaded a photo on his Instagram which showcased him with Collado on a couch.

There is not much information available about Collado in the public domain. Especially after she decided to delete all her social media accounts from the web. However, Covington, an old friend of Masvidal, had claimed that the two were also married to each other for quite some time. He further stated that Masvidal doesn’t want to publicize the news of his relationship with Maritza.


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Why did Colby Covington share a picture of him and Jorge Masvidal’s rumored ex-wife Maritza Masvidal?

Colby Covington, on multiple occasions, called Masvidal his best friend. However, when Covington became the interim UFC welterweight champion, their friendship fall apart. According to Masvidal, it was because after winning the interim championship, ‘Chaos‘ didn’t pay the agreed-upon fee to his coach. However, Covington dismissed it and claimed Masvidal was envious of his success and that was the reason for the fallout.

Due to their beef, ‘Chaos’ went after Masvidal, a PPV star, to perhaps set up a future matchup with him. Covington attacked ‘Gamebred’ personally and verbally went after his wife and kids to get under Masvidal’s skin.


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Thus, in the process of provoking Masvidal, Covington posted a picture with whom he claims to be Masvidal’s wife, Maritza Masvidal.

Did Jorge Masvidal and Maritza Collado get divorced?

Well, nothing can be surely said about this. Masvidal and Collado have never spoken about their relationship in public. There’s no substantial information confirming their marriage as well. Hence, it’s understandable that information related to their split up might be even harder to find. As far as reports suggest, there’s no exact information in the public domain to confirm whether Jorge and Maritza

This entire Maritza Collado chapter was opened by Masvidal’s bosom friend turned worst foe, Colby Covington. And ‘Chaos’ has claimed that the two are still legally married. However, no fact regarding their marriage or divorce can be documented due to the lack of proper reports.

Do they have any children?

The answer to this would sound a lot like the previous question. Like the lack of information to confirm the marriage and divorce of Masvidal and Collado, there is also no substantial proof of whether the couple has any kids together or not.

However, Covington had given out his take on this issue as well. In a one-year-old interview with ‘ESPN’s’ Brett Okamoto, ‘Chaos’ dived further deep into the relationship between Masvidal and Collado.

He stated, “I’m talking about his ex-wife, the mother of his children, Maritza, Maritza Collado; Maritza Masvidal, they’re still legally married… just ask him, why are you trying to delete Maritza from history? Why are you deleting her and wiping her away from the internet?”

A lot of fans already know that Masvidal has two daughters and a son. However, a lot of reports say that the Jordanian-American entrepreneur and procurement specialist, Iman Kawa, is the mother of his kids. But Covington, like always, had something contrary to say.

Where is Maritza Masvidal now?

A lot of readers may have already understood till now that it is literally impossible to give out any current information about Maritza. As mentioned earlier, she had previously decided to remove all her social media accounts from the internet, which makes the task even more difficult.

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Also Covington’s iteration, “just ask him[Masvidal], why are you trying to delete Maritza from history?” might bear some truth as well. This means that even Masvidal doesn’t want to reveal the condition or any other information about his alleged wife. Understandably, there is no concrete information regarding Maritza’s current whereabouts.

Who is Jorge Masvidal fighting?

‘Gamebred’ has been matched up against the noted UFC Welterweight, Gilbert ‘Durinho’ Burns for the co-main event of UFC 287. The event is stated to be hosted at the Miami-Dade Arena in Miami on 8 April 2023.


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After Burns’ repeated accusations of Masvidal ducking a fight with him, ‘Gamebred’ finally accepted the bout against him. ‘Durinho’ has already showcased his toughness inside the octagon multiple times. His bout with Khamzat Chimaev, may be considered by many as the ultimate show of ‘Durinho’s’ unbeatable courage.

On the other hand, Masvidal, stepping into the Octagon after two previous losses, will probably be desperate for a win. All in all, it may be said that the fans will be up for an enthralling matchup as the UFC 287 co-main event.


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Who out of the two do you think will get his hand raised? ‘Gamebred’ Masvidal or ‘Durinho’ Burns?



Written by:

Deepak Kumar


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Deepak Kumar is a UFC author at EssentiallySports. His love for MMA comes from the chaos and violence the fight business brings to the table. A BJJ aspirant, Deepak began following the sport as a casual fan when Ronda Rousey was finishing her opponents in seconds.
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Anuj Jacob