Former UFC interim welterweight champion and Jorge Masvidal were extremely good friends, which now no longer seems to be the case. There were talks regarding who would get the chance to fight Kamaru Usman for the welterweight title.
Covington was long denied the welterweight title shot and after he defeated Robbie Lawler in an impressive manner it was thought that he would be the top contender to fight for the belt. But on the other hand, Masvidal was coming off two back to back impressive knockout victories over Darren Till and Ben Askren.
Masvidal sent out a tweet mentioning Nate Diaz, where he refereed UFC champion Kamaru Usman and Colby Covington as “Losers”.
— Jorge Masvidal UFC (@GamebredFighter) September 6, 2019
It didn’t take long for Colby Covington to reply to Masvidal’s tweets.
.@GamebredFighter I know you’re dumb and desperate, but you spelled JOURNEYMAN TITLE wrong junior. Reading is fundamental and #supernecessary. Just like WINNING is #supernecessary to get title fights. You should try both sometime, you trash bag. https://t.co/OTjrSKNbOI
— Colby Covington (@ColbyCovMMA) September 6, 2019
“@GamebredFighterI know you’re dumb and desperate, but you spelled JOURNEYMAN TITLE wrong junior. Reading is fundamental and #supernecessary. Just like WINNING is #supernecessary to get title fights. You should try both sometime, you trash bag.”– Colby Covington wrote on Twitter.
However, Masvidal finally addressed his beef with Colby Covington on Ariel Helwani’s MMA show, where he described Covington as the most sensitive person ever.
”I’ll be at the gym. Colby, if you’re hearing this, you little b*tch, because you will… Because he acts like he is not sensitive at all, but he’s the most sensitive dude I’ve ever met. He cries when he reads comments.”
Masvidal is currently scheduled to fight Nate Diaz at UFC 244 which is taking place on November 2 at the Madison Square Garden in New York City.