While it has been gradual to materialize, 2021 may well be the yr that we eventually see the Colby Covington vs. Jorge Masvidal showdown.
In a Q&A on ESPN+, a enthusiast requested UFC president Dana White, “Who do you feel is the ideal future opponent for Jorge Masvidal?”
White was quick to react.
“Well, the combat that we love and that I imagine most people loves is the Colby Covington battle,” he said. “I feel that’s the battle that everyone would like to see.”
Covington and Masvidal have been on a collision program given that the previous teammates, roommates and even near friends’ connection turned bitter.
Numerous fans who do not have the guiding-the-scenes details on these very best good friends turned mortal enemies speculate how tensions escalated so speedily.
In an job interview with ESPN’s Ariel Helwani prior to UFC 244, Masvidal delivered insight as to why his previous mate fell out of his good graces.
The BMF champ pointed to Covington’s on the internet antics. Additional specially, Masvidal was disgruntled with “Chaos” bringing his title up publicly for the duration of one of the range one particular contender’s popular tangents.
“Knowing that he’d consider to the internet or on the net to bash me when I experienced in no way bashed him,” Masvidal reported. “Whether it be for a Fb like, or maybe he’s gonna get 10 much more pay out-for every-check out buys when we do fight. If you would promote out our friendship like that so speedy, we hardly ever experienced a friendship.”
Quick ahead to 2021, the two are now leading five contenders with a bout amongst the two showing up to be imminent, in accordance to White.
In a the latest overall look on Submission Radio, Covington statements Masvidal is ducking him.
“Where’s he at now men? Now he’s nowhere to be found,” Covington said. “Now he’s gonna get compensated 7 figures. He’s gonna get paid all this dollars to go combat in the octagon, and now he’s gonna have an individual to spend his hospital payments, the UFC following I’m accomplished with him.”
Irrespective of Masvidal’s existing whereabouts, White seems to be eager on earning this bout official in the extremely in the vicinity of upcoming.
“We’ll see how this factor performs out,” White stated. “Hopefully we can get that done in the subsequent couple of months.”h