Masvidal: Colby Is a Rip-Off Artist And A Coward
Friendships ending are never a fun thing to go through, especially when you’re two famous people who punch people for a living and still work at not only the same company but the same gym.
This is the case for Jorge Masvidal and Colby Covington, who are in the midst of a game of he said-he said over the dissolution of their friendship. Covington cites Masvidal’s jealousy of his success, while the Gamebred fighter told ESPN’s Dan LeBatard a different story altogether.
“He ripped off my coach, that was his coach. We were with him until his title fight,” Masvidal said this week. “After he won the title, he owed him a certain amount of money, didn’t pay him,” Masvidal said on Thursday when appearing on the ‘Dan LeBatard Show’. “I said if you don’t pay him I’m going to f—k you up. My coach got in between it, it doesn’t have to be like this, let it slide, since then I ain’t talked to the dude.
“It’s been about a year and some change. It is what it is. All these words they do have consequences because this guy used to sleep on my couch, used to eat off me cause I was the one with the sponsors. He was just still relatively an amateur and I was helping this guy out. It hurts that he would do that in a way just for a like on Facebook, just for a retweet on Twitter, he’s doing that, to get you and me talking about him.”
Not naming names, Masvidal explained that the two were close friends prior to that incident and gave his insight into Colby’s character.
“We were [friends] until he ripped off my coach and since then I ain’t talked to him,” Masvidal said. “He’s mad because people don’t care to see him fight. They want to see him lose. That’s what they tune into. He does this whole heel thing because he couldn’t get people to regularly watch his fights so then he said if I go over the top, create this persona, people will hate me, then people will tune in.
“People do tune in but it’s not as much as he would want and you can tell by the way that he’s talking. Bringing up chicks. Why do you kiss and tell? Were you not raised by gentlemen? Who cares if you are or not banging chicks. Who cares? What the hell?”
“I don’t think it sells fights,” Masvidal said about Covington’s Trump/Pro Wrestling persona. “If you go look at the people that tuned into his last fight, he has the lowest watched ESPN MMA event. I don’t know if that mathematically transgresses or what. We’re making him famous right now.”
“I can’t let this punk come in here talking,” Masvidal said of Covington’s smack talk. “He’ll be in the gym, I’ll walk in the gym, guess who leaves right away through the back door? Take a wild guess everybody.”
Quotes Via MMA Fighting