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Morning Report: Colby Covington suggests winner-take-all fight with ‘scaredest motherf*cker’ Jorge Masvidal

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Colby Covington is back at it again.

Since losing to Kamaru Usman in his welterweight title big this past December, Covington has been relatively quiet, at least for him. One of the few things he has been pretty vocal about though is his former teammate and training partner Jorge Masvidal’s welterweight title aspirations, saying that Masvidal was going to price himself out of a welterweight title shot that he seemed to have all but locked up. In the end, Covington’s words proved somewhat prescient as Masvidal ultimately was passed over for a title shot against Usman due to a contract dispute, and now “Chaos” is more than happy to gloat.

Speaking with recently, Covington addressed Masvidal’s current contract holdout and offered to help Dana White deal with “Gamebred” by fighting him.

“I know Dana’s having a dispute with ‘Street Judas’ Masvidal right now,” Covington said. “Hey Dana, you know who to call. Call me, bro. I’ll finish ‘Street Judas’ off. I’ll send that dude to the morgue, he won’t ever fight again. He’s got the BMF title but that’s not even a real title, it’s a participation trophy. He’s really got the SMF title right now. The saddest motherf*cker, or the scaredest motherf*cker. It wasn’t a money issue, it was a scared issue.”

Masvidal would certainly argue with the portrait Covington is painting. The ‘BMF’ champion has been vocal about how his negotiations with the UFC went, even going on ESPN to decry the fact that the UFC only pays out roughly 18% of revenue to fighters. So given his issues with pay, Covington has an offer for Masvidal to increase his purse: a winner-take-all fight with him.

“I think it’s sad because UFC gave Jorge a great price,” Covington said. “They gave him a great price. He just didn’t want to take the ass whooping. There ain’t no amount of money that Street Judas is going to get offered to get in the cage with me because he knows we ain’t talking about pay checks. We talking about him going to the morgue.

“Honestly, if me and Jorge fought, we could do it all or nothing—put all our pay check to the winner. I don’t need nothing if I lose, but I know I’m not going to lose, so I’m not really too worried. Let’s see how confident he is then. Let’s see how confident he is then as a BMF. He’s a scared motherf*cker. He ain’t a BMF. He’s an SMF. His 15 seconds of fame are over. He’s a broke motherf*cker, and soon enough, he’s going to be coming, crawling out of his little hole, begging to fight me.”

Considering Covington himself is no stranger to contract disputes with the UFC, having been passed over for a welterweight title shot against then-champion Tyron Woodley for exactly the same reason, one might think he would have a little more sympathy for his former “best friend.” That does not appear to be the case, though. The former interim welterweight champion says that their two situations were entirely different.

“I can’t relate anything with Jorge,” Covington said. “I think that he’s been overpaid as it is. I think he got a fake participation Bernie Sanders trophy as it is. He got paid to fight Nate Diaz, the soy boy. You should never be paid to fight Nate Diaz. That guy’s washed up, 20 years past his prime, double digit losses, 50-50 fighter. For you to get paid as good as you got paid to fight Nate Diaz, you should be sending letters to Dana White every week, like, ‘thank you so much, Dana, for giving me that free money.’

“Now take your ass whooping to Kamaru Usman or me, and your fame is up. No one cares about you. Everybody knows you hit lightning in a bottle. We know you ain’t ready to capitalize. You’re not the best fighter in the world, because if you were, you’d step up to the plate and try and get the real world championship.”


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