- Colby Covington accused Jorge Masvidal of faking his retirement to evade USADA and do steroids before making a UFC return
- “Chaos” said he’d still fight “Gamebred” whenever and wherever
Once again, Colby Covington did not mince his words in sharing his brutally honest take on Jorge Masvidal’s retirement at UFC 287. For “Chaos,” Masvidal just found a way to get rid of USADA to cheat before he makes a return
Colby is not sold
Speaking to Inside Fighting, Covington declared that he already retired Masvidal when he beat him last year, and “Gamebred” just showed up at UFC 287 for the paycheck. He also guarantees everybody that the UFC’s BMF’s retirement is “fake” and he will have no choice but to return because fighting is the only way he knows how to make a living.
“I retired him last March when we fought here at T-Mobile arena in 2022 so he hasn’t been the same you know, I took away his confidence. He hasn’t been the same fighter and he just showed up for a paycheck his last fight so you know, it’s a fake retirement. We all know people in the UFC that don’t retire, they’ll get out of USADA pool probably to go do some steroids and come back because he doesn’t know how to make money any other way but fighting,” Covington said.
“He’s not really retired,” he continued. “That guy’s dumber than the head. He’s not gonna be able to make money any other way but fighting. He’ll be back. I guarantee you he’ll be back to get a paycheck.”
The beef goes on
Weeks after their fight at UFC 272, Covington and Masvidal had an ugly physical altercation at a restaurant in Miami. It’s been over a year but “Chaos” said he’d still be down to fight “Gamebred” in the UFC, wherever or whenever.
“Anywhere he want to fight man, that’s easy money. The only way he’s going to beat me is if he runs behind me, hides in the bushes and hits me in the back of the head… It’s the only way he could beat me and he knows that, when I’m not ready,” he exclaimed.
Covington beat Masvidal via decision in his last fight and is now very likely to become the next welterweight title challenger. There’s still no specific date and location yet but “Chaos” insisted that the UFC will be forced to strip reigning 170-pound champion Leon Edwards if he still refuses to accept the fight.
On the other hand, Masvidal was prompted to retire following his last defeat to Gilbert Burns at UFC 287, his fourth consecutive loss since winning the BMF title against Nate Diaz at UFC 244.