‘Gamebred’ accepted the fight on mere six days notice replacing Gilbert Burns who was tested positive for COVID-19. He started the fight really impressively however coasted later on in the fight as Usman defeated him via a fairly lopsided unanimous decision.
In the post-fight conference, Masvidal was asked about a potential fight against former teammate and best friend Colby Covington, to which he replied that he won’t fight a ‘punk’ who is ‘below’ him. That obviously didn’t go well with Covington as the former interim champ addressed the issue speaking with Submission Radio.
Covington fires back at Masvidal!
“Oh, I’m not below him in anything,” Covington said. “I’m not below some journeyman fighter who has 15 losses on his record. He got a BMF title. That stands for Broke Mediocre Fighter. What’s he ever done? He’s No. 3 in the rankings, he’s behind me in the rankings. I don’t need to ever fight Street Judas Masvidal. We fought every single day in the gym. I knocked him out all the time.
“You can go to YouTube and watch the last time we fought. We fought an hour straight in the living room. I used to beat the sh*t out of him, poke him, play with him, tell him he’s a little b*tch, whisper in his ear, and he couldn’t do nothing about it. He couldn’t stop me. So, of course he doesn’t want to fight me. Why would he want to fight me? Why would he want to fight a guy that he has no chance to win against?”
Masvidal and Covington were good friends even until July last year when Covington helped him prepare for his fight against Ben Askren at UFC 239. However things took a hostile turn after that as Masvidal claimed Covington would use trash talk on him as well for some ‘PPV buys’.
Covington is expected to fight former champ Tyron Woodley in August. However nothing has been set in stone about that yet.