Former interim welterweight champion Colby Covington (16-3-0 11-3-0 UFC) has called out two-time title challenger Jorge Masvidal (35-15-0 12-8-0 UFC) via his interview on Submission Radio. BJ Penn first had the news, which comes on the heels of Masvidal’s pullout of his fight against Leon Edwards due to injury.
Covington had some sharp words for Masvidal, two former friends, and roommates who now have bad blood. “Chaos” Covington never shies away from barbs at potential opponents, and this was no exception.
“If he is willing to commit to anything, he’s going to get hurt. You know, his ribs are hurting, I know he has some fragile ribs. I’m the king of ribs, go ask his boy Tyron. He’ll tell him how I am with ribs. You know, that guy’s fragile,” Covington said to Submission Radio. “It doesn’t matter, man, if he goes on that show if he tries to do anything, he’s just gonna get dumped on his head and knocked the f**k out unconscious. So, what’s that guy gonna do. I mean this is the fight that has to happen after he keeps running his mouth. I’m a coward, I’m fragile, I’m this, I’m that, no you’re the b***h. You’re the fragile brittle little b***h, you know. I’m the king of Miami, everybody knows that. I run these streets here. The 305 is mine. I occupy this whole territory. No one can say any different and he knows that.”
His rant continued on, with the showman pitching several ideas for the fight, including an Ultimate Fighter Season. “Show up or just shut your f*****g mouth and let real me do work. I’m still going to be here. Put that f***ing whack a*s BMF belt back on the f***ing line,” Covington continued. “Everybody knows who the real baddest motherf***er in this sport is. It’s Colby ‘Chaos’ Covington. Bring that f*****g belt out, and let’s f***ing do this s**t. Do The Ultimate Fighter, whatever. Tape for four weeks, six weeks, eight weeks, and run this fight in Miami. It makes sense.”
This fight makes a lot of sense: it’s been something that fans and media alike have been clamoring for quite some time. It could headline any card or even be for the BMF belt that Covington has. As it stands, it would be a fantastic one. There’s gridlock at the top of 170, with Usman running through all of his competition, so there’s not a fight that makes more sense than this.
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