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Colby Covington on a fight with Jorge Masvidal: We’re going to get paid $500 million for it

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It’s no secret that Colby Covington and Jorge Masvidal are really close friends. But they might have to out their friendship aside and fight each other in the Octagon as both of them are on their way towards the UFC Welterweight title picture.

Colby Covington on a fight with Jorge Masvidal: We're going to get paid $500 million for it -

Masvidal has said that he is ready to fight Covington, and in a recent episode of BJPenn.com Radio, Covington has expressed similar feelings :

“We were talking about this at least four or five years ago,” Colby Covington said on BJPenn.com Radio. “I mean, we talked about it. That’s the epitome of a friends relationship, to be able to go for the highest honor in the sport that you chose to fight for the number one and two spot in the world. I mean, it would be an honor to fight each other. It’d be a dream come true for us both because we’re both going to make so much money. Dude, we’re fighting fucking, sparring hundreds of rounds for free in American top team.

“I mean, now we’re going to get paid $500 million,” he continued. “That’s an easy no brainer. I mean, it wouldn’t even be hard to fight him, dude. Friendship aside, this is business. We’re both here to do business. I want to put food on the table for my mom. She’s got a tough upbringing, tough life. I want to get my family what they never had growing up. I grew up in the trailer parks, Jason. I didn’t have a good upbringing. It was a tough upbringing. I was on the Top Ramen diet. That was my diet growing up, Top Ramen three times a day. Pork in the morning, chicken in the afternoon and beef at night. That was my diet. I’ll fight anybody. I don’t give a f**k who’s in front of me. I got no friends in my weight class. Yeah [Masvidal and I are] best friends right now, but as soon as the lights turn on and we’re in the big city, man, there’s no friends. I’m here to do business.”

“I’m telling you we fought in living rooms, in bathrooms, f**ing sparring in an ATT, in airports. We’ve been fighting our whole lives and fighting against each other for the last couple of years for free. So, to fight for a multi six-figure paycheck, it’s a no brainer, man. There’ll be no feelings attached before and after and we’ll go back to being friends afterwards. So, may the best man win.”

You can listen to the episode down below : (from BJPenn.com)


Colby Covington | Gilbert Burns | Lance Palmer | Angela Magana | Jeremy Kennedy | Juan Adams | Bobby Moffett

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