It seemed that the fight to make following Jorge Masvidal’s loss to Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Welterweight champion, Kamaru Usman, at UFC 251 this past weekend (Sat., July 11, 2020) was a showdown between “Gamebred” and Colby Covington.
But, it seems Masvidal doesn’t have any time to spend on “fragile punks.” That’s because Jorge doesn’t see the point of fighting someone who was just recently finished by “The Nigerian Nightmare,” while he went the distance with the champ on short notice.
“The fragile guy with the M.A.G.A. hat ... definitely not him,” Masvidal at the UFC 251 post fight press conference (via MMA Fighting). “Cause he got finished by this guy with a full training camp. He had like 12 weeks and he got finished by that guy. That guy’s below me and this dude by a lot.
“Six days’ notice and I was nowhere near getting hurt or getting put out,” he continued. “The gas tank wasn’t the best, but I wasn’t going nowhere as far as damage goes. Everybody could see that. So definitely not that punk.”
Indeed, Covington was stopped by Usman during their title fight at UFC 245 in the fifth and final round after four competitive rounds between the two. Once the dust cleared, “Chaos” suffered a broken jaw, though he was quick to slam referee Marc Goddard for putting an end to the fight in what he felt was a premature stoppage.
Covington hasn’t competed since, though he did have to find a new place to train after parting ways with long-time camp, American Top Team (ATT), which is also home to Masvidal. And while a match up between Masvidal and Covington would be nuts given their bitter feud between, it seems Masvidal isn’t interested ... for now.
That leaves it wide open for this rematch to go down.