Masvidal’s Coach Does Not Want Him To Fight Colby
With a win at UFC 244 for Jorge Masvidal and Colby Covington two weeks away from his shot at the UFC welterweight title, a clash between the two former friends may be inevitable.
While many in the MMA community are lining up for that idea to happen in 2020, Masvidal’s current head coach Mike Brown does not want to see two of American Top Team’s finest square off.
“The Covington thing is complex because it’s another guy who comes out of [American Top Team] so it has more complexities,” Brown said to MMA Fighting. “I don’t necessarily like the idea of guys fighting each other. It doesn’t bother Jorge at all but I would prefer not to see that.
“I don’t necessarily like two American Top Team guys fighting each other. There’s a lot of complexities to it. Yeah, it’s a good problem to have but not necessarily great for the gym.”
“Each guy is maybe worried about the other guy’s coaches watching them train,” Brown said of the potential issues of the two former friends and training partners facing off. “Now you’re in a place where eyes are always watching you that are studying you,” Brown explains. “It’s not a good feeling.”
“It’s not an ideal situation, guys fighting each other. In a tournament or for a belt, it can happen but it’s not something that I like to see.”
“It’s a very tight family but it’s also very big,” Brown said of American Top Team. “Sometimes with families not everybody loves each other. Not everybody’s close.”
“Of course the belt is really important and Conor [McGregor] is a really big fight, too,” Brown said of his fighter’s potential options. “I’m a little split. I’m kind of with Jorge here. Maybe the best idea is just to take the money fight.”
Report: MMA Fighting