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All anyone can talk about right now is Jorge Masvidal’s alleged felony, which landed directly on the face — more specifically, the teeth — of Colby Covington. Of course, I write alleged, but when Masvidal and his management are bragging about the act on Twitter, well ... in the words of the great Nathan Diaz, “How u gonna snitch on yourself?”
Diaz isn’t the only former “Gamebred” foe questioning Masvidal’s decision-making. Ben Askren also engaged Masvidal in a war of words prior to their clash, which of course ended in the brutal knockout that helped make Masvidal a superstar in the first place. Askren therefore has a fair bit of perspective on losing a grudge match, and he isn’t impressed with Masvidal’s reaction.
Askren attributes Masvidal’s sneak attack to “anger/insecurity issues.” He also points out that Masvidal’s excuse/reasoning that Covington trash talked his family doesn’t hold water since Masvidal himself has crossed that line too.
Imagine having 25 minutes to punch someone as many times as you want legally, but you can’t get it done so you gotta sneak up at the steak house— Funky (@Benaskren) March 22, 2022
“Imagine having 25 minutes to punch someone as many times as you want legally, but you can’t get it done so you gotta sneak up at the steak house”
The couple times I got beat up I just thought shit that sucked I should trained harder or employed better tactics. Not let me sneak up and attack him on the street bc I have anger/insecurity issues.— Funky (@Benaskren) March 22, 2022
“The couple times I got beat up I just thought shit that sucked I should trained harder or employed better tactics. Not let me sneak up and attack him on the street bc I have anger/insecurity issues.”
Jorge also talked about my family so he is being a hypocritical terd on top of all else. Suck it up butter cup, you got whipped. It happens sometimes.— Funky (@Benaskren) March 22, 2022
“Jorge also talked about my family so he is being a hypocritical terd on top of all else. Suck it up butter cup, you got whipped. It happens sometimes.”
Ultimately, Masvidal may have bigger concerns than Askren’s Twitter criticism, particularly if Covington pursues charges. Either way, the Internet is widely torn between whether or not Masvidal’s sucker punch was fair game or lame, and the fact that the victim was Covington definitely complicates public perception.
Speaking of ...
The Internet remains abuzz with the Masvidal-Covington drama. Some memes and reactions below:
Ur a big ol pusssy— Nathan Diaz (@NateDiaz209) March 22, 2022
Colby Covington reacts to Masvidal’s allegations that he knocked his tooth out:— MMAFPress (@MMAFPress) March 22, 2022
“ Not true, I donated my tooth to the first responders” pic.twitter.com/Kvx6EmWcj7
Leon Edwards seeing Colby Covington press charges on Jorge Masvidal: pic.twitter.com/c4078CIgYV— MacMally (@MacMallyMMA) March 22, 2022
Jorge Masvidal trying to save the last remaining ounce of his hype:— Super Fan (@McGregorRousey) March 22, 2022
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