Colby Covington Said He’s Not Getting PPV Points From UFC 272
Colby Covington will headline with Jorge Masvidal at UFC 272.
This could be one of the most high-profile fights for both fighters. But even so, Covington revealed he won’t be getting a cut of the pay-per-view sales.
“I forgoed the pay-per-view,” Covington told reporters at Wednesday’s media day.
“I don’t care about the pay-per-view for this fight. This is a personal fight. I want to come and put on a show for the UFC and show that I’m deserving of being a lifetime UFC fighter.”
Covington is a former interim champion and two-time title challenger in the UFC. He earned 12 victories and suffered only three defeats. Two out of three defeats he suffered against the current welterweight king, Kamaru Usman. He is one of the few guys who offered close rounds to the champion.
Masvidal is one of the fighters who is full of surprises.
In the UFC, he has already held 20 battles and earned 12 victories. He defeated Nate Diaz via TKO, knocked out Darren Till in London and is the author of the faster KO in the history of the UFC, which officially is five seconds.
He lost twice against Usman, and four other losses are via split decision in very close fights.