MMA superstar Jorge Masvidal is ready to get inside the Octagon and he has a UFC rival in his crosshairs.
Masvidal hasn’t competed since his loss to welterweight champion Kamaru Usman at UFC 251 in April 2021. It was the first KO defeat of “Gamebred’s” 50-fight professional career and his second time losing out on UFC gold.
He was supposed to return to the Octagon at UFC 269 in December 2021 against No. 3-ranked 170 pounder Leon Edwards, however Masvidal pulled out of the match with an injury.
Well, Masvidal appears prepared to fight and he wants his Colby Covington.
“Chaos” and Masvidal are former training partners turned enemies, and according to Gamebred, the UFC has tried to schedule a fight between them three times.
And Masvidal took to Twitter on January 7, 2022, to tell the “coward” Covington to not “p****” out when the UFC calls to book the fight.
“They gonna call you and hopefully the 4th time is a charm you f****** coward,” Masvidal wrote. “Don’t pussy out now @ColbyCovMMA.”
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Masvidal & Covington Have Been on a Collision Court
Covington and Masvidal have been on each other’s radars ever since their relationship soured. After Chaos defeated former UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley in September 2020, he and Masvidal were linked as potential opponents and coaches for “The Ultimate Fighter.”
Neither thing came to fruition as Masvidal waited to receive his first title shot against Usman. Fast-forward over a year and the two have both suffered defeats to “The Nigerian Nightmare.” Masvidal dropped two consecutive defeats to the welterweight champion and Covington was beaten in a rematch with Usman as well.
It seems like the perfect time for the UFC to put this fighter together.
Covington Called Out Masvidal After Losing to Usman in New York City
After Covington lost to Usman at UFC 268 in November 2021, he called out Masvidal, who at the time was still booked to fight Edwards.
Covington said during the post-fight presser via Sportskeeda.com:
I will see him again. I am not done with him. I’ll fight whoever it takes to get back there. I think the heated rivalry with me and my old roommate ‘Street Judas’ Masvidal. He should probably pull out of that fight with Leon Scott and we should just run it first quarter of the first part of the year. Let’s do it, that’s a heated rivalry. He’s talked so much s*** in the media and said so many things about me. Look at what happened when he fought Marty, he got dusted… If he goes ahead with that Leon Scott fight, then Hunter Campbell I just pray to you, please don’t cut him after that third loss in a row. Save him around, let me be the one that ends his career.
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