There’s never a dull moment in mixed martial arts (MMA) and the Jorge Masvidal-Colby Covington saga continues to prove that.
Last night (Mon., March 21, 2022), the pair of Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Welterweight contenders got into an alleged scuffle outside a Miami, Fla., steakhouse. According to reports, Masvidal hit “Chaos” with a “sucker punch” that left him with a “broken tooth.” Masvidal was allegedly wearing a surgical mask and hoodie. No arrests or charges have been made just yet, but there’s been plenty of time for the community to insert their opinions ... like Jake Paul.
Similar to Covington, the YouTuber-turned boxer was at a time “buddy-buddy” with “Gamebred” ahead of his match with former UFC Welterweight, Ben Askren. Shockingly, that friendship dissolved and the two have bantered back-and-forth a bit since.
Paul — the same man who did a water balloon and toilet paper drive-by on Dillon Davis — recently shared his thoughts.
“2 facts of the day: #1 Masvidal is a bitch for ambushing Colby. Couldn’t hurt him in the cage so try to blindside him?” Paul tweeted.
“#2, UFC always says it’s increased fighter pay 600% since 2005. Per Huddle Up, UFC revenue is up 1,700% since 05 and PROFITS up by 6,200% [mind blown emoji] 10x fighter pay!!!”
Masvidal and Covington’s steakhouse incident comes just a matter of weeks after they went to war inside the Octagon at UFC 272 earlier this month. In a rather lopsided affair, Covington utilized his superior wrestling skills to get the better of his former friend and teammate en route to a unanimous decision win (watch highlights). Only one of the three judges scored one of the five rounds in favor of Masvidal who has now lost three fights in a row since defeating Nate Diaz in 2019.
For complete UFC 272: “Covington vs. Masvidal results and play-by-play, click HERE.