Years and years ago, two young fighters named Jorge Masvidal and Colby Covington scraped and scrapped their way through the lean years of their MMA careers, becoming the closest of friends in the process. It was to the point where Covington regularly referred to Masvidal as his best friend.
But then Covington adopted a troll persona to gain attention. At first Masvidal supported his friend but somewhere in the past year that began to change. Covington’s statements became more outlandish and offensive. They started to include smack dished out against fellow gym members at American Top Team. When Covington picked Khabib Nurmagomedov over teammate Dustin Poirier, that was it: the bromance was over. And from there things quickly turned sour.
Nowadays Jorge Masvidal talks like Colby Covington is one turn down the wrong street away from an ass whupping. Covington has adopted a whole schtick attacking “Journeyman Jorge.” They legit seem to hate eachother, which makes me a bit sad. Isn’t the real fortune the friends we made along the way?
Even if it is, it doesn’t chane the fact that Masvidal hate hate hates Covington now. With Colby fighting at UFC 245 for the welterweight title, Jorge is slinging some heat just out of spite or something. And it’s some pretty cutting biz.
Remember when I used to let you sleep on the couch? #hitemup you were crying cause those Brazilian girls punked you and I put you on. I fed you, clothed you and you sold out for 7 likes sad that’s all you got for a title fight. 13th disciple is a bitch #theresurrection— Jorge Masvidal UFC (@GamebredFighter) December 12, 2019
Remember when your ass got tried on south beach and me and Ike had to save your ass from some real goons fucking you up? When tibau whooped your ass so hard in sparring and you came crying to me asking if it’s ok to be scared like a bitch? #thecrucifixion— Jorge Masvidal UFC (@GamebredFighter) December 12, 2019
According to Masvidal, Colby’s “Chaos” persona is co-created by a third party named John Harnett.
This is the dude John Harnett aka fake ass josh hartnett you got it all that swag from? All the scripts of snowflakes, marks, virgins. The dude talking about Amanda, Dustin, woodley. An ATT employee living at home with his elderly parents and don’t help them none #thecrucifixion pic.twitter.com/c2uMmykgK1— Jorge Masvidal UFC (@GamebredFighter) December 12, 2019
What’s true? What’s false? Who knows, but the hate is definitely real.
Covington faces Kamaru Usman for the 170 pound strap this Saturday at UFC 245. Make sure to tune into MMA Mania for all the results and highlights.