Two-time UFC welterweight title challenger, Jorge Masvidal has shared an image of what appears to be damage caused by a first round eye poke by Colby Covington in the pair’s UFC 272 grudge match last weekend, claiming he would see Covington, whom he labelled a “cheating f*ck”, in the future once more.
Headlining last weekend’s pay-per-view event against the Clovis native, Masvidal suffered a rather one-sided unanimous decision loss to the former interim champion in the two former teammate’s grudge match at UFC 272.
However, in the opening round, Masvidal appeared to find himself on the receiving end of an eye poke from Covington at the Californian shot for a takedown toward the Octagon fence – with Masvidal noticeably complaining to referee, Herb Dean of the apparent foul.
Following the loss, Masvidal was highly critical of Dean’s dealing of the apparent foul, explaining how he has a chequered history with the official refereeing his fights in the past.
“The eye poke was pretty bad,” Jorge Masvidal said post-fight. “The only thing that’s hurting right now is the f*cking eye. My eye is still throbbing right now.”
“I’ve had a couple of mishaps (with) Herb Dean, I just don’t get why he didn’t fix the action,” Jorge Masvidal said. “(Colby Covington) threw a punch, missed, and immediately jabbed me in the f*cking eyeball. I’m not gonna take anything from (Covington) winning the fight because that was just one sequence, but it would’ve been cool if he (Dean) could’ve stopped it there and I could’ve gotten my breathing to restart since Colby poked the sh*t out of my eye. Me and Herb Dean don’t have a clean record as it is – we’ve had a couple mishaps in the past. He’s not my cup of tea when it comes to refereeing.”
Sharing an image of his right eye on his official Twitter account this Thursday night, Masvidal claimed Covington almost took his eye out with the eye poke.
“Almost took eyes out but all good u cheating f*ck see u soon,” Jorge Masvidal tweeted.
The unanimous decision loss came as Masvidal’s third straight loss after suffering an April knockout loss to common-foe, reigning welterweight kingpin, Kamaru Usman – which followed a short-notice title challenge loss to the Auchi native in July 2020.