MMA star Jorge Masvidal has never been shy when it comes to sharing his opinion He certainly didn’t hold back when addressing UFC 287 along with some of his fellow fighters, especially former teammate and friend turned rival Colby Covington.
Masvidal (35-16-0) lost to Covington in March 2022 at UFC 272. However, he still says that Covington isn’t worthy of a title shot, let alone being champion. His next showdown is a welterweight clash against Gilbert Burns (21-5-0) on April 8 at UFC 287. However, that didn’t stop the Cuban-Peruvian fighter from lining up Covington in his crosshairs.
He unloaded during a recent appearance on The MMA Hour, using expletives to describe his rival. Jorge Masvidal then said that when he finally becomes champion? Colby will just have to wait his turn for a title shot.
“I love Dana but Dana says a lot of things, man. History says one thing. Whoever makes the most noise when they fight, whoever f***ing sells the most pay-per-views, and whoever fans want to see at the end of the day? That’s what will get the title shot,” Masvidal told host Ariel Helwani. “On top of that, as I recall, champions have always called the shots. Colby is only a champion of calling the cops, that cocksucking bi**h. P***y a*s motherf***er.”
“So, I’m going to continue to do me, I’m going to go out there and break Gilbert’s face and Leon will call my name out and I’ll fight Leon for this belt and that’s it. Colby can just sit in the timeout box until I call his a*s up to fight me again,” he added.
Jorge Masvidal on Colby Covington getting the next title shot: “I love Dana [White], but Dana says a lot of things, man” 👀 #TheMMAHour
The beef between the two warriors has been brewing for a while now, as Masvidal has taken exception to Covington’s comments about his family and his kids, but more importantly his betrayal at American Top Team.
He explained as much during a recent appearance on the Joe Rogan Experience, seen below.
As for Masvidal’s comments about law enforcement it stems from a March 2022 incident that occurred outside of a Papi Steak restaurant in Miami Beach. Masvidal allegedly assaulted Covington just a few weeks after their bout at UFC272 a few weeks prior.
It was reported that as Covington was leaving a restaurant, Masvidal approached Covington and hit him two times. It resulted in multiple minor injuries, including Covington breaking a tooth.
Masvidal pleaded not guilty to the charges. Then, his aggravated battery charges were re-classified after Covington claimed to have suffered a brain injury from the alleged incident. After several postponements, the pre-trial proceedings are (as of now) scheduled to begin in May.
Jorge Masvidal is no stranger to controversy, despite being one of UFC’s most popular fighters. He’s cultivated a ‘bad boy’ image, and he’s incredibly outspoken about not only mixed martial arts but political and social issues, as well. Because of that, he’s garnered a lot of attention. Much like he did with his comments about Colby Covington, who he will likely fight again somewhere down the road.