Colby Covington On Jorge Masvidal: ‘He’s Nowhere To Be Found’
Colby Covington isn’t convinced that Jorge Masvidal wants to fight him.
Few would argue that a grudge match between Covington and Masvidal is the fight to make next. Both men were former roommates and friends before things got ugly. Masvidal blames Covington for refusing to pay a beloved coach what he was owed, while Covington says it boils down to “Gamebred” being jealous of his success.
With the perfect buildup in place, many are wondering what is taking so long to book Covington vs. Masvidal. During an appearance on Submission Radio, Covington shared his theory (h/t MMAJunkie.com).
“Getting Jorge ‘Street Judas’ Masvidal on board is a whole other story,” Covington said. “The guy, I mean, he’s got no options, and he thinks he’s gonna fight Conor (McGregor), he wants the easy fight with the ‘soy boy’ Nate Diaz. The guy is desperate right now. You don’t want to fight the No. 1 guy in the world? I’m the No. 1 guy in the world.
“Where’s he at now? Now you haven’t heard a peep out of him. He’s completely silent. I think it’s going to show the fans the truth, and he’s gonna lose all that street cred. All that street cred for being a badass mother (expletive), for being a street king and a street fighter, and just the baddest dude who would show up at any time, he’s losing all that credibility by the day, because he’s nowhere to be found.”
Covington hasn’t been in action since September when he stopped Tyron Woodley due to a rib injury. Masvidal’s last outing was back in July 2020 when he was beaten by Kamaru Usman via unanimous decision.