The main event went all five rounds at the T-Mobile Arena and in the end, Covington won via unanimous decision. With the win, “Chaos” improved his MMA record to 17-3 while Masvidal’s dropped to 36-16.
After the bout, Covington kept his post-fight interview with Joe Rogan short, calling out Dustin Poirier for a fight.
Here are some reactions from the UFC world:
Former UFC bantamweight and flyweight champion Henry Cejudo tweeted: “Hate him or hate him less, Colby Covington is a gamer #UFC272.”
“Covington’s biggest asset is his gas tank,” Cejudo continued. “Just wears out his opponents over time. Wrestling like that can only be achieved at the highest levels. Unless you’re at that level of wrestling knowledge and experience, you’re not stopping his takedowns. #UFC272.”
Top-ranked UFC lightweight Dustin Poirier tweeted: “Bombaclot!” Poirier is currently vacationing in Jamaica and according to Dictionary.com, “Bombaclot” is the “Jamaican slang equivalent to ‘douchebag’ or ‘motherf*****.'”
“Maybez fight a welterweight contender?” Poirier continued.
Rising MMA star Khamzat Chimaev tweeted: “Bullshit fight,” along with the facepalm emoji.
UFC president Dana White said during the post-fight press conference that a No. 1 contender fight between Covington and the winner of Gilbert Burns and Chimaev “makes sense.”
YouTuber and boxer Jake Paul tweeted: “First of all Masvidal you ain’t rich.”
Former UFC light heavyweight champion Tito Ortiz tweeted: “@ColbyCovMMA vs @GamebredFighter 2 needs to happen! @UFC.”
Former UFC light heavyweight contender Jimi Manuwa tweeted: “How good Colby looks makes u know how good USMAN is #ufc272.”
CBS Sports’ and “Morning Kombat” host Luke Thomas tweeted: “Big bragging rights victory for Covington. He earned it, but I’m not sure we learned a whole lot new about him from this one.”
Heavy’s Kelsey McCarson tweeted: “Excellent win by Colby Covington. Fun fight, and I can’t wait to see both guys back inside the Octagon soon. #UFC272.”
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Unclear What’s Next to Masvidal Inside the Octagon, Covington Wants Poirier
Masvidal’s losing streak continued on Saturday night, and he’s now 0-3 since winning the “BMF” title in November 2019 at UFC 244.
It’s unclear where the superstar goes from here, but considering he just inked a new deal with the UFC, fans will see him back in the Octagon.
As mentioned, Covington made it clear during his post-fight interview with Rogan that he wants to fight Poirier next. “Now onto business, Joe,” Covington said via Essentially Sports. “I just took care of Miami street trash. Now it’s time to take care of Louisiana swamp trash! Where you at Dustin Poirier, you c***. You said it’s on sight. Name the site, Dustin. Bring that j***bel of a wife and bring that little kid… and I’ll see you soon. You’re next!”
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