- Daniel Rodriguez thinks Colby Covington is weak for pressing charges and not manning up for what he’s done to Jorge Masvidal
- “D-Rod” has zero tolerance on getting families involved in selling fights
UFC top welterweight contenders Jorge Masvidal and Colby Covington got involved in an altercation that led to “Chaos” pressing charges. Some were not impressed with how Covington handled the situation, including welterweight rising star Daniel Rodriguez.
“Snitches get stitches”
In a recent interview with TMZ Sports, Rodriguez did not mince his words in commenting on Covington’s decision to press charges instead of facing Masvidal. According to the 35-year-old, “Chaos” should’ve known that talking about someone’s family could go ugly, but apparently, Covington was a “b*tch.”
“Honestly bro, you gotta expect that out of f*cking Colby Covington,” Rodriguez said. “He’s a b*tch for pressing charges. And if I got a message for him, it’s ‘snitches get stitches’ around here homie. That’s some b*tch sh*t. How you gonna like go and talk about someone’s family and then you can’t handle when he runs up on you defending his family right? Then go press charges? You look like a punk bro.”
Nate Diaz would probably disagree with some of that, with him seeing Masvidal ‘snitch on himself’ after the assault.
“How u gonna snitch on yourself.” Diaz said of Masvidal.
How u gonna snitch on yourself
— Nathan Diaz (@NateDiaz209) March 22, 2022
“D-Rod” will do same thing for his family
Rodriguez also stressed that aside from Covington, he also has no respect for guys like Conor McGregor, who infamously talked about Dustin Poirier’s wife during their rematch saga. For “D-Rod,” Masvidal did the right thing for his family and he will certainly do the same if he was in “Gamebred’s” shoe.
“I don’t respect it,” Rodriguez said of fighters talking about their opponents’ families. “I don’t respect throwing the family in the mix. Like, [when] Conor McGregor trying to throw Dustin Porier’s wife in the mix, just to like try and sell a fight, you don’t do that sh*t man. I don’t respect it.”
“I’ll do the same thing you know,” he continued. “I ain’t scared to lose my job when it comes down to like [family] but that’s just me. That’s some L.A. sh*t.”
Rodriguez is coming off a three-fight win streak and has mentioned the likes of Neil Magny and Robbie Lawler as his next possible opponents.