Jorge Masvidal Says He Went Into Isolation Following Colby Covington Loss: ‘I Was F*cking Irate’

Masvidal openly discussed his defeat to Covington for the first time since UFC 272 last month.

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Jorge Masvidal reflected on his defeat to Colby Covington in-depth.

Masvidal last competed at UFC 272 last month when he suffered a unanimous decision defeat to Covington after largely getting outwrestled over five rounds.

Given how bitter and real the rivalry was between the pair, it wasn’t a surprise that Masvidal took the defeat hard. After all, we all know what happened just a few weeks afterward.

Masvidal Reveals Post-Fight Feelings

While he couldn’t comment on his alleged attack on Covington, Masvidal did reflect on the defeat in an appearance on Logan Paul’s podcast.

“I was f*cking irate,” Masvidal said on the Impaulsive Podcast. “I was upset, and I just like to be in isolation when I get like that. It’s better for me. Take a couple days to figure it out and if I have a problem and I can’t figure it out, f*ck, then it’s a real problem. I could fail at something, but if I could find a way to fix it, then I can go back and address it again, then I can sleep with peace at night.

“So that’s what I did — five, six days in that nowhere land, like, ‘F*ck,’ and then I came up with a plan, and now I’m gonna execute that plan.”

Jorge Masvidal Plans On Wrestling Non-Stop

As for what that plan is? Wrestling non-stop with the very best.

After all, most of Masvidal’s defeats have come when he was largely outgrappled by a superior wrestler.

That’s something “Gamebred” is looking to fix whenever he does return to action.

“Get right back to work, in a different way,” Masvidal explained. “I’ve been doing this sport for quite a while … so I do have a lot of data that I can use to go back on and start to dissect that and see what works and what doesn’t going forward, to solve these riddles. I’ve had a problem with wrestlers. It’s a couple times that I’ve had the problems. Not just a guy who was decent, [but] the more standout wrestlers, I’ve had a problem.

“With wrestlers, when they take me out of my element, and they’re able to keep pressing that hugging game, even when I do bring it to a neutral, I’m like, ‘F***, I spent a lot of extra power doing that.’ So knowing these things, I have a slight different plan and formula going forward to address these problems that I’ve had most of my career with the f****** wrestlers.

“The best program in the country currently, for the last 10 years, is Penn State,” Masvidal continued. “I’ve got some good friends over there, so I’m gonna go spend some time in Pennsylvania, wrestle in the morning, wrestle at night, wrestle in the morning, wrestle at night, and stay doing that, because I don’t feel like I have to work on my boxing — not to be cocky — or my kicking. It’s there any time. I’ve just got to sharpen it up before fights. So one of my main plans right now is go wrestle day and night and see what comes out of it.

“Then come back to the sport of MMA and see where I’m at. I don’t know how long that journey’s gonna take me. I don’t know if I’m gonna go there six months or six weeks until I get that breakthrough, but I know it will come from just being in there.”

As for who Masvidal could face on his return?

There are certainly options ranging from Leon Edwards, Gilbert Burns, Conor McGregor and Nate Diaz to name a few.

But for now, Masvidal is not focused on that. Whenever he is booked to fight again, though, one can expect violence.

“I’m not even thinking that far yet,” Masvidal added. “I’m just gonna go sharpen these tools. Just wrestle, wrestle and f*cking see what comes out of it. And once I feel I’ve improved, I’ve leveled up, I’ve f*cking hit a Super Saiyan on everybody, we’ll find out who I’m gonna f*cking murder.”

Do you think Jorge Masvidal can take his wrestling to a new level even at this stage in his career?
Published on April 19, 2022 at 9:34 pm
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