Forward of their grudge match at UFC 272, Jorge Masvidal continues to spill some particulars about former coaching accomplice and greatest good friend Colby Covington. In a current tell-all interview with ESPN’s Marc Raimondi, “Gamebred” touched on a number of matters, one in every of them being Covington’s strained relationship with former UFC champion Jon Jones.
Jones and Covington – who had been school roommates – have been trading shots for years. However Masvidal says “Bones” warned him about Covington whereas revealing some supposed incidents of theft.
“Jon Jones warned me quite a few instances. Me and Jon Jones weren’t even cool like that, we hadn’t spoken an excessive amount of,” Masvidal mentioned. “However he despatched a pair messages to me by way of our managers on the time, like, ‘Man, watch this man. He stole my garments; my garments don’t even match him. He robbed me of cash earlier than he left the room. I by no means talked to him once more.’
“After which Colby would simply bad-mouth Jon Jones. At all times to me within the room, like, ‘Jon Jones this, Jon Jones that…’ I used to be a Jon Jones fan, we had been watching his battle, and he’s like, ‘Man, this man’s a bit of shit. He used to f—ng do that and that, this and that.’ I’m like, there’s all the time three sides of the story: there’s yours, there’s mine and the reality.”
All through the interview, Masvidal spoke about how Covington would change his tune as soon as confronted by folks he beforehand spoke in poor health about. One different occasion he revealed was a supposed altercation between Covington and a few Russian fighters on the American High Staff.
“He said some things about Khabib Nurmagomedov. We received a bunch of Russians right here. Guess what? These Russians received him within the toilet as a result of he was within the sauna. Like, 4 or 5 of them and so they informed him, ‘Hey brother, you can not discuss like this.’ He’s like, ‘No, I’m sorry!’ Apologetic as hell,” Masvidal mentioned.
“On the time, we weren’t cool in any respect, ‘trigger he had already ripped off my coach. So I used to be like, ‘I hope they f—ok him up. And if he thinks I’m gonna soar in for something, the one factor I’m gonna soar in for is to kick his f—ng enamel in.’ So I hoped these Russians had been gonna take him out.
“However he was such a coward, like, ‘No, no, no. By no means once more, bro. I’m simply making an attempt to make my mark, make my model and my title.’ They had been like, ‘Don’t disrespect Khabib.’
“They cornered him right here, and this man simply cowered out. When you press on me like that, man, it may very well be eight of you. I’m gonna do one thing about it. One thing’s gonna occur.”
UFC 272 occurs this Saturday on the T-Cell Enviornment in Las Vegas. Co-headlining the occasion is the newly-booked 160-pound catchweight bout between former light-weight champion Rafael Dos Anjos and Renato Moicano.