Former two-time UFC welterweight championship challenger, Jorge Masvidal, has reflected on his one-sided unanimous decision defeat to former interim titleholder, Colby Covington at UFC 272, explaining how nobody wants to lose to the Clovis native – whom he labelled a “coward”.
Headlining the promotion’s pay-per-view return, Masvidal, who entered the pairing as the #6 ranked welterweight in the organization, struggled with the wrestling and overall pace and pressure from Covington from the early goings of the fight – giving up six takedowns over the course of the five round fight.
Beyond some good counter strikes Masvidal, including a check right hook which drew a notable wobble from Covington in the fourth round, the Floridian dropped his third straight loss, courtesy of a unanimous decision (49-46, 50-44, 50-45).
Commenting on the result following the loss to Covington, Masvidal spoke with assembled media post-fight at UFC 272, describing his unsuccessful outing against Covington, whom he called a “coward” and a “b*tch”.
“To lose to a b*tch like that, I mean all he (Colby Covington) does is talk about people’s kids, religions, nations, obviously nobody wants to lose to a coward like that,” Jorge Masvidal said. “I feel like I lost the wrestling exchanges. The fight, whatever, I know I did damage. I think I dropped him twice. It just sucks.”
Expressing his interest in landing a future re-run with his former American Top Team teammate, Masvidal also insisted that if he somehow ran into Covington on the streets, he would still intend to fight him.
“It just sucks because this idiot talked about my kids,” Jorge Masvidal said. “He’s still somebody that if I see him out in the streets, I’m going to give him everything I’ve got to break his f*ckin’ jaw. It doesn’t matter if I lost wrestling scrambles tonight, I still think he’s a f*cking p*ssy, you know?” (Transcribed by MMA Fighting)
Masvidal confirmed post-fight that he will return to training, regroup with his management and coaches, and determine what is next for him as he looks to snap a three-fight losing skid for the first time in his professional career.