Colby Covington is set to challenge Kamaru Usman for the UFC welterweight title on Saturday and, if he wins, fans would like to see ‘Chaos’ defend the title against American Top Team (ATT) teammate Jorge Masvidal.
Covington and Masvidal, once best friends, have become bitter rivals over recent months and Covington wants to the give fans what they want to see.
That's one of the greatest thing I've ever seen in my whole life. pic.twitter.com/KrnWNkBDWb— Al Zullino (@phre) December 10, 2019
Speaking at a UFC Fighter Q&A panel on Wednesday, Covington asked the fans in attendance who they’d like to see him face next.
“As the people’s champion, I’d like to ask the people who they’d like to see me fight next,” Covington said (via theScore). “Should it be journeyman Jorge Masvidal? Should it be GSP? Should it be (Khabib Nurmagomedov) ‘Kabob?’
“Should it be that Irish leprechaun that couldn’t even knock a drunk dude, old dude off a stool in the bar?”
The overwhelming response from the crowd was Masvidal, to which Covington responded by labelling his teammate a journeyman and a traitor.
“Who should it be? Who? Masvidal? Looks like it’s going to be ‘Street Judas; Journeyman Jorge.’”
Masvidal, who beat Nate Diaz at UFC 244 to win the BMF title, has yet to respond to Covington but the MMA veteran seems more interested in a money fight against Floyd Mayweather Jr.
UFC 245: Usman vs. Covington takes place this Saturday, Dec. 14 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.