Amid all of the hype and public chatter that’s a part of the MMA information cycle, Colby Covington desires folks to know that his feud with Jorge Masvidal is genuine. And in the event that they meet exterior of the octagon, there shall be actual penalties.
Throughout an look on What the Heck, a fired-up Covington assured that he and Masvidal will struggle sooner or later, whether or not or not it’s at a UFC occasion, or within the streets.
“Me and Road Judas are 100 % gonna struggle earlier than it’s all mentioned and achieved,” Covington mentioned. “We would struggle a few occasions, as a result of if I see him on the street, it’s gonna be a fade session. He’s gonna get placed on the concrete, I’m gonna drop him on his f*ckin’ head and put stitches at the back of his head. It’s not gonna be good, I promise you that.
“And he is aware of that, deep down inside he is aware of. However he’s keen to take a paycheck within the UFC to get his ass whupped as a result of he is aware of the UFC is gonna pay his f*cking medical payments. Apart from that, if we struggle on the road, I’m gonna drop him on his f*cking head, and he’s by no means gonna be the identical individual once more as a result of he’s gonna be concussed, the concrete’s gonna mess with him. I’ll in all probability kick his tooth in, too, whereas I’m at it.”
Covington’s menace of violence stems from the long-running feud he’s had with Masvidal, which really stemmed from an in depth relationship the 2 had once they had been arising of their professional careers. With each fighters rising in stature over the previous few years, they’ve grown aside and repeatedly sniped at one another by way of interviews and social media.
For Covington, that is in distinction to the newer feud that’s developed between Masvidal and UFC welterweight champion Kamaru Usman. Masvidal and Usman have additionally made overtures about combating each other, with their most public flare-up happening throughout Tremendous Bowl week in January.
That’s all pretend hype in line with Covington, a former interim champion who unsuccessfully challenged Usman for the undisputed title final December.
“You bear in mind on the Tremendous Bowl once they tried to fabricate that pretend hype?” Covington mentioned. “They pushed one another on the Tremendous Bowl. Come on, what was that, in February? In the event that they wished to struggle, they’d have fought. Let’s be trustworthy, that was February. February, March, April, Could, that’s 4 months.
“You’re telling me all that manufactured hype, ‘Oh, we’re gonna struggle one another. ‘Marty Fakenewsman’ vs. ‘Road Judas’ Masvidal for the world title,’ which all people is aware of is the pretend title, it’s the corrupt title, as a result of I used to be cheated out of the actual title and all people is aware of I’m the actual champ. In the event that they wished to struggle, they’d have fought. However they don’t wish to struggle. Marty’s on the lookout for that simple payday. I don’t blame him, hold wanting.”
Covington decried Masvidal as a ‘50/50 journeyman,’ mocking the losses his former buddy and roommate had earlier than happening a three-fight profitable streak that made him one of many UFC’s hottest properties.
“It’s pathetic that [Masvidal] even claims to be top-of-the-line fighters on the planet,” he mentioned. “He was simply getting beat up by Demian Maia, Stephen ‘Wondergirl’ Thompson, lower than a few years in the past. He doesn’t wish to struggle, he’s ready for Conor McGregor, and Conor McGregor doesn’t give a sh*t about him. You noticed with Conor on the struggle when he beat up [Donald] Cerrone, he would have referred to as Jorge out. He was entrance row in his little bathing go well with, his little bathing gown, his Gucci bathtub gown, regardless of the f*ck he was sporting.
“It’s a cool f*cking gimmick, ‘Journeyman’ Jorge Masvidal hit lightning in a bottle and he’s attempting to capitalize proper now and to be trustworthy, he’s not gonna capitalize as a result of he dropped the ball on the ‘Marty Fakenewsman’ struggle and Conor doesn’t wish to struggle him, so who’s gonna struggle journeymen?”
Covington additionally hasn’t shied away from criticizing Masvidal personally. He took explicit umbrage with an interview that Masvidal lately performed with ESPN the place Masvidal spoke about his tough upbringing in Miami.
Now, Covington is promising to dish out extra grime on his former buddy ought to the 2 ever be formally booked to struggle.
“Simply ‘trigger he’s a chunk of s*it,” Covington added, discussing his causes for eager to struggle Masvidal. “The man’s claiming he’s the ‘sucker punch king.’ He’s claiming for being out at Denny’s and being the ‘dine and sprint king.’ Dude, you’re a chunk of s*it. You’re eating and dashing on single moms which might be working at Denny’s as a result of they’re attempting to place meals on the desk for his or her youngster and also you’re bragging about being pleased with eating and dashing on them? The man’s the bottom scum denominator of earth.
“He’s the fakest piece of s*it. He turned his again on me for cash and his administration staff. Individuals are going to search out out the actual fact about him, he’s gonna get uncovered quickly. I do know a lot about him and it doesn’t make sense to return out but. Once we struggle, it’s going to all be constructed up within the struggle. Till then, he’s simply gonna hold being that pretend piece of sh*t.”