Colby Covington isn’t too interested in fighting Jorge Masvidal anymore.
At UFC 261, Masvidal suffered a brutal KO loss to Kamaru Usman for the welterweight title. It was the second loss in a row for “Gamebred” and for Covington, he says he no longer wants the fight. Covington and Masvidal have had a massive rivalry after the two had a big falling out and the two have trashed one another. With that, many wanted them to fight, but according to “Chaos” that won’t be happening.
“It doesn’t make sense,” Covington told MMA Junkie. “I’m not gonna have people downplay my victory if I beat him. I’ve already owned his soul for the last 10 years when we trained together at American Top Team. You can go look on the internet, I used to hold him down in our kitchen and just pat on his face, ‘Get up Masvidal, get up, do something,’ and he couldn’t do anything. So he knows I’m his daddy, I’m his rightful owner, and there’s a reason he ducked the fight for so long. He doesn’t want to fight me.
“He knows I own the keys to his soul, so I don’t know,” Covington continued. “If the UFC really wants to do it, I’m the people’s champ, and I’m America’s champ for a reason. I’ll do what the people want, what the UFC want. I want to put the biggest and best fights in the organization, but I don’t feel like he’s the biggest and best fight in the organization. The guy has almost 20 losses on his record, he’s nothing more than a journeyman at this point, so his 10 seconds of fame are up, and there’s nothing for me to gain anymore.”
Although Colby Covington doesn’t believe a fight between him and Masvidal is appealing, it still is a massive scrap that many hope will happen. However, for now, Chaos is focused on a rematch with Kamaru Usman for the belt. If he loses that, perhaps the Gamebred bout will come to fruition.
Cole Shelton covers MMA for BJPenn.com, MMANews, and MyMMANews.com while also being the lead MMA odds writer for Sports Betting Dime