Colby Covington claims that Jorge Masvidal turned down the coaching gig in the subsequent June battle with Ultimate Fighter.
Covington and Masvidal were once close friends and training partners, but have since become two of the most fierce rivals in all mixed martial arts.
Given their rivals and the position of each of the top five welterweight fans, I’m a little stunned to see them fight. But so far, the UFC hasn’t been able to make this welterweight grudge a reality.
According to Covington, it’s not his fault.
Talk in Submit radioThe trash-speaking welterweight accused Masvidal of declining multiple offers. Recently, I had the opportunity to coach the Ultimate Fighter and fight in June.
“After I fought Woodley, Dana White, Hunter Campbell called me and they wanted to end the fight in December or January,” Covington said. MMA mania). “I was on board, I agreed, I put the pen on a piece of paper. But Jorge Masvidal was not found anywhere. He was hiding. And after he turned down in January , They were like, “OK, let’s do the Ultimate Fighter.” Taping can be started in May. Fight as the main pay-per-view event at the end of June. And I was the father of Jorge Masvidal, and I knew Father’s Day was June, so that would have been perfect. So it would have been a 2 to 1 special. I would hit his ass, hit my little son, and have Happy Father’s Day. “
Interestingly, Covington also shrugged off a potential match against another welterweight candidate. Leon Edwards.
“Leon doesn’t make any money, boys,” Covington said. “I’m in the Colby Covington Incorporated championship business, but not in the Leon Scott charity business. This isn’t a charity hour.
“I’m fighting at the top of the mountain, I’m fighting the best in the world,” continued Covington. “This child is not my fault [Edwards] I haven’t fought for two years. It’s not the fault of this child. People from England are always fighting in a pandemic. They are not afraid to fight. So I’m not doing charity for this guy who hasn’t been fighting for two years. He was irrelevant, beat a lot of ass, and I’m not philanthropic. This is not a charity hour. This is a pay-per-viewer championship. “
With both Masvidal and Edwards off the table, Covington said his only option was to shoot a welterweight title against Kamaru Usman, who lost the fifth round of TKO in 2019. Seems to believe.
“I think who is fighting Marty Fake Newsman,” Covington asked. “You’re going to give me a’Street Judas’ Masvidal. He’s the same guy who was talking to me on the phone, and he says he’s the most awkward guy in the world. He’s the next chaos He wants to fight only once in two, or for three years, are you going to reward the man? He hasn’t fought for a year since that fight, and that The fight goes the same every time. Want to do the same accurate result again? For what? What’s the point? 6 days, 6 months, 6 years, the fight is the same every time. People 1 Want to see two fights, they want to see a rematch, Marty Fakenewsman, Colby’Chaos’ Covinton Part 2. “
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Colby Covington accuses Jorge Masvidal of refusing the TUF gig and dates of multiple battles
https://www.bjpenn.com/mma-news/ufc/colby-covington-accuses-jorge-masvidal-of-turning-down-tuf-gig-multiple-fight-dates/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=colby-covington-accuses-jorge-masvidal-of-turning-down-tuf-gig-multiple-fight-dates Colby Covington accuses Jorge Masvidal of refusing the TUF gig and dates of multiple battles