Colby Covington shocked the MMA world when he apologised for badmouthing American Top Team (ATT) teammate Dustin Poirier earlier this week, but the former interim UFC welterweight champion still has it in for Jorge Masvidal.
In case you thought Covington’s apology to Poirier meant that ‘Chaos’ had turned over a new leaf, check out what the American Top Team standout had to say about ‘Street Judas’.
“What’s my message to Jorge ‘Journeyman’ Jorge Masvidal a.k.a. ‘Street Judas,’ the guy who tried to stab me in the back for money and business?” Covington said in a recent interview with Submission Radio. “You got your ass-whooping waiting, buddy. You got your 10 seconds of fame. They’re up. You hit lightning in a bottle. But let’s look at your record, buddy. You got double digit losses on your record. You’re a 50/50 average mediocre fighter. Stop acting like you’re so great, you ain’t great. You know what happened when we used to train for the last eight, nine years. There’s never been one second where you have ever beat me.”
Covington, who also has an ongoing feud with ATT teammate Joanna ‘
Boogie Boobie Woman’ Jedrzejczyk, then threatened to rearrange ‘Gamebred’s’ face in the Octagon.
“So, if you want to get embarrassed in front of the world, let’s do it, because Jorge keeps talking about wanting to fight in the streets. It’s like, dude, if we fight in the streets who’s going to pay your medical bills, Jorge? At least if we fight in the UFC octagon I’m gonna break your jaw, I’m gonna rearrange your face, and the UFC will cover your medical bills. So, let’s leave our business in the octagon. But he doesn’t want to fight me in the octagon, he knows better than that.”
Covington may soon have to change his act, however, as ATT owner Dan Lambert recently implemented a ban on trash talk inside the gym.
”Unless you have a bout agreement to fight someone, in which case there obviously needs to be some promotion, there’s a gag order on talking about people at the gym. If that’s something a fighter chooses they need to do, then they have to go train somewhere else.”
Covington hasn’t fought since his stoppage loss to reigning UFC welterweight champ Kamaru Usman, which saw the 32-year-old TKO’d in the fifth round of the UFC 245 main event at Las Vegas’ T-Mobile Arena. Covington is currently ranked #2 in the UFC welterweight rankings.