Jorge Masvidal

Mar 16, 2019; London, UK; Jorge Masvidal (blue gloves) defeats Darren Till (red gloves) during UFC Fight Night at O2 Arena. Mandatory Credit: Steve Flynn-USA TODAY Sports

Jorge Masvidal Says Covington’s Dig At Hughes Was ‘Super Distasteful’

Jorge Masvidal caught wind of Colby Covington’s controversial post-fight UFC Newark speech.

Covington was seen in action this past Saturday afternoon (Aug. 3). The former UFC interim welterweight champion took on Robbie Lawler in the main event of UFC Newark. Lawler had no answer for the pressure of Covington. “Chaos” swept Lawler on the scorecards to earn a unanimous decision victory. He’s now likely set for a showdown with UFC welterweight title holder Kamaru Usman.

Covington caused many to do a double take after he made the following remark about UFC Hall of Famer Matt Hughes.

“Let’s talk about the lesson we learned tonight. It’s a strong lesson that Robbie should’ve learned from his good buddy Matt Hughes. You stay off the tracks when the train’s coming through, junior. Don’t matter if there’s a Trump train or the Colby train, get out the way!”

Hughes was involved in a train accident back in June 2017. His truck collided with an oncoming train. Hughes suffered head trauma.

Masvidal reacted to the comment when speaking to fans during a Q&A live stream (via MMANews.com).

“He did? I didn’t see that. That’s not even remotely funny. That’s the stupidest sh*t I’ve ever heard if that’s real.

“Super distasteful. Whatever, that’s kinda stupid of him.”

Masvidal later answered questions regarding his fighting future. “Gamebred,” who is coming off a record-setting knockout win over Ben Askren, said that he can’t get into further details at this time.

“We got options coming. I can’t discuss them yet. I wish I could, but all the options are gonna be fan-proof.”

As expected, Masvidal was asked about a potential clash with Conor McGregor.

“Like I said, they got a plan we waiting for it. But somebody that’s not actively fighting, I will not seek those fights. It’s not where I’m at in my career right now.”