Jorge Masvidal Insists he Wants to “Hurt” Colby Covington, Claims Rival Doesn’t “Generate”
By FCF Staff
For some time now, there’s been considerable talk about Masvidal and Covington fighting. Following Covington’s win over former welterweight champ, Tyron Woodley in September, Dana White said the UFC planned to book the match-up.
That never happened, however, and now Masvidal is scheduled to fight champion Kamaru Usman for a second time on April 24th.
Recently Masvidal spoke with ESPN, and the outspoken fighter claimed that Covington turned down a “good” offer to face him. In addition, Masvidal also had this to say about ‘Chaos’ (quotes via MMA Junkie).
“With Colby, it’s like somebody that I really can’t stand, so I really want to hurt this guy in a way that I’ve never done,” Masvidal said. “I want to make it seem like the Ben Askren fight was merciful compared to what I’m going to do to Colby, guaranteed. And that fight will take place, but when I say so. Because remember: Who the f**k is Colby?
“He fought Usman, generated I think under 300,000 pay-per-views. What did he do with Woodley? He just doesn’t generate. So I’m going to go get this title, I’m going to keep generating more views, more knockouts, more violence, and then I’m going to take it all out on Colby at some point as long as he could win. If he could win, he’s dead.”
Masvidal (35-14) lost via decision to Usman last July. Covington (16-2) was stopped by the champion in the fifth round of their 2019 clash.