Jorge Masvidal Plans to ‘F*cking Murder’ Colby Covington Inside the Octagon Before Hanging Up His Gloves

Jorge Masvidal opened up about his past relationship with Colby Covington and his desire to physically harm his welterweight rival

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To say there’s no love lost between Jorge Masvidal and Colby Covington would be the understatement of the decade.

The two welterweight standouts have been embroiled in a heated rivalry over the last several years. At one time, Masvidal and Covington were roommates and training partners, but things quickly changed once ‘Chaos’ got a taste of the fame and fortune he now enjoys as one of the UFC’s more outlandish and rage-inducing characters. 

In March 2022, the pair were set to settle their differences inside the Octagon at UFC 272. On that night, ‘Chaos’ won the battle, scoring a unanimous decision victory, but the war was far from over in the eyes of Masvidal. Weeks removed from their clash inside the cage, ‘Gamebred’ allegedly attacked Covington outside of a Miami steakhouse.

Divulging details about their tumultuous relationship in an interview with Joe Rogan, Jorge Masvidal claimed that Colby Covington simply showed his true colors once he started to make some money in the fight game. 

“He’s a bitch, bro. He showed his true colors for the money. For the pay-per-view, he talked about my kids, my family,”  said Masvidal.

“I was his everything. His mentor. I was already in Strikeforce. I had competed against Gilbert Melendez. I was an established pro when he came over to American Top Team. I was living up at American Top Team. I had an apartment over there for like a year and change. He broke his hand. His girlfriend had f*cking kicked him out of the place because he had given her f*cking herpes and sh*t. I’m dead a** serious. He had nowhere to f*cking live so he asked if he could crash on my couch. I said, ‘Yeah, f*ck it, bro.” We’re both on this journey together. We train together, play poker together. F*cking this and that, so I basically fed this dude for a f*cking year. Lived on my couch, didn’t give me a f*cking dollar because he didn’t have a job.”

Masvidal believes the animosity between the two began brewing once he came over to the welterweight division and began to garner some attention, particularly after his highlight reel knockout of Ben Askren at UFC 239.

“I come up to 170 and start stealing a lot of… Not stealing, but getting a lot of shine for myself. A lot of eyeballs start looking at me and immediately instead of, ‘Yeah, we’re f*cking boys, we could fight or whatever the f*ck,’ he turns into something f*cking ugly. Everything I did for you, you’re trying to use it against me, especially my kids. He knows the relationship I have with my kids and you’re trying to use that against me? You’re a f*cking piece of sh*t.”

Jorge Masvidal Wants One More Shot at Colby Covington Inside the Octagon

Discussing his fight against Colby Covington at UFC 272, Jorge Masvidal wanted nothing more than to cause ‘Chaos’ physical harm but admitted that he was not at his best during their main event grudge match. He intends to remedy that before hanging up his gloves for good. 

“I wanted to f*cking kill him,” Masvidal admitted. .To hurt him, but it wasn’t the best version of me. It just wasn’t the best version of me and in this sport, that’s what I love about it, what happened happened and everything else is bullsh*t. So until we fight again, nobody will get to see that better version of me, but I promise you Joe, before I close this chapter in my life, in MMA, I will have competed against this guy and I’m gonna f*cking take his soul bro.”

With both fighters on decidedly different career paths, the chances of seeing Masvidal vs. Covington II seem slim, but if ‘Gamebred’ manages to score a win over Gilbert Burns at UFC 288 next month, that will skyrocket him toward the top of the welterweight division and could lead to a potential rematch between the two.

Of course, there is still the matter of Masvidal’s legal issues regarding the alleged March 2022 assault, but once that is put to rest, anything is possible.

“I promise you before my career’s over, I’m going to f*cking murder Colby. In the cage, legally,” Masvidal concluded. 

Published on March 22, 2023 at 2:59 pm
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