Kamaru Usman doesn’t think Jorge Masvidal and Colby Covington actually hate each other.
The two American Top Team fighters used to be roommates and best friends, but had a public falling out and have since been going at one another in interviews. But, for Usman, he says he heard they planned this beef when they were sharing a bed with a girl.
“I’ve been the same guy since I came into the UFC,” Usman said backstage at UFC 247 (via MMA Junkie). “I’ve always been this fly, I’ve always dressed the way I did. It’s just that now I have a bigger platform where everybody gets to see some of those things. I’ve always said the same things that I wanted to say. I’ve always been confident, because that’s the way that I train and I believe in myself and my abilities, I’ve never changed one bit. I tell you what I’m doing to do, I go in there and I get it done.
“He’s the guy, remember, that never wanted to do media – ah, he’s too good for that, too good for this – but this clown is showing up at fights now with a robe on! This guy’s wearing a suit pretending to be Tony Montana now! He’s turned into everything that he said he wasn’t, that he wouldn’t be. I actually read something the other day that said that him and Colby plotted this while they were sharing a room, sharing a bed together, and sharing women. But it is what it is, that’s what they plotted and it’s coming to fruition. But I’m happy to be the guy to send them both packing.”
Kamaru Usman laughs at Jorge Masvidal for the way he has acted since becoming this massive star in 2019. He says “Gamebred” has become and done everything he said he would never be. So, the champ can’t wait for the fight to happen and defend his belt again.
“It’s kind of funny to me to watch what he’s become,” he said. “It’s the same guy, the same journeyman. But now he’s become everything that he said he wouldn’t be. Everything he fought against, being the cliché, being this and that, he’s exactly that guy right now. But it is what it is, more power to him. At the end of the day, when I sign on the dotted line I’m going to go in there and take care of business.”
Cole Shelton covers MMA for BJPenn.com, MMANews, and MyMMANews.com while also being the lead MMA odds writer for Sports Betting Dime