For Jorge Masvidal, his fight with Colby Covington is just business. But it’s a lot more personal than his other fights.
Masvidal takes on Covington in a highly-anticipated welterweight grudge match that will headline the UFC 272 pay-per-view event on Saturday night.
The narratives are pretty much already known — these two were former roommates, training partners and best friends now turned bitter rivals who constantly trash talk each other.
And while it’s more personal than his other fights, Masvidal is still viewing the fight as just business. But with that said, he hopes he can land some super necessary shots when the fight is about to end.
“It’s just business. Obviously a little bit more personal than other fights that I’ve had but when I got into this business, I didn’t get into this business to make friends,” Masvidal told ESPN. “I got into this business to provide for me, my kids, my mom and my dad… I got into this business to break faces and collect big paychecks and be the best fighter in the world. It’s just another fight. He knows a little information about me. I know what a scumbag he is but it’s not going to be something personal. I wouldn’t even mention this guy to my grandkids. Just another guy that I beat up.
“Me? Just another fight. I pray to God on the way to breaking me off or pulling me off, the referee slips on a banana peel and I land a couple shots that really send him off to another world and he comes back a better person.”
Jorge Masvidal Prediction For Colby Covington Fight
As for the fight itself, many observers and oddsmakers are going with Covington.
However, Masvidal certainly has a chance. He has shown to have good takedown defense while most would agree his striking is on another level than Covington’s.
Naturally, “Gamebred” is expecting to expose and knock Covington out. That’s even more so the case when he was asked what the morning headline would be after their fight.
“Colby in critical condition. Might not fully make it.”
You can watch the full interview below: