Jorge Masvidal has bad intentions in store for Colby Covington and also has intentions for getting back into the title picture.
It is going to be a hard road back to the welterweight title for Masvidal as his last two fights were for the championship. He got brutally knocked out in his previous outing, leaving no questions in his rivalry with Kamaru Usman. However, ‘Gamebred’ believes a win over Colby Covington at UFC 272 next month will put him right back in the front of the line for a title shot.
Is it a long shot? Yes, yes, it is. Does the UFC give fighters who don’t really deserve a title shot, a shot at the title sometimes? Yes, yes, they do. Anything is possible in this wild, strange sport that we all love.
Back in the mix
Speaking with MMA Junkie, Masvidal believes a win over his former best friend and teammate will put him right back into the mix of the welterweight title.
“He’s got the No. 1 ranking so it’s got to do something,” Masvidal said. “Those rankings, as much bullsh*t as I think they are, he does have the No, 1 ranking, so, there is no denying me. If I’m No. 1 then there is no denying me, and that’s it. What happens has to happen, but I definitely want the path to the title.”
Last week Masvidal went on Fox News to promote his fight with Covington and talk politics. He ended up calling Covington a charlatan. In the same interview with MMA Junkie, he says Covington’s love for former President Trump is just a gimmick.
“When he started the gimmick, he just wanted to get attached to something that was producing a lot of volume. Everyone was talking about Trump whether you love him or hate him. Next time you see Colby, ask him what’s your favorite law that Trump passed or he changed. Ask him what’s you favorite thing that Trump did for America and see what he tells you. There is a reason Trump doesn’t go to his fights, you know? He fu*king thinks the guy is full of shit too, I’m sure. Trump was just using him as promotion. Trump Sr. sees through the fu*king charlatan that he is.”
“I’m going to leave him in critical condition,” Masvidal predicted. “I want to change his life in a drastic way and I’m going to do everything I have in me to produce that outcome.”
Masvidal and Covington collide on March 5 at UFC 272 in the main event.