UFC 245: Colby Covington says Jorge Masvidal is ‘scared’ to fight him

South China Morning Post 發布於 2019年12月14日09:12 • Nick Atkin nicolas.atkin@scmp.com
  • 'I don't expect to fight him because he's going to run away,' says Covington of former friend
  • 'He's trying to pivot and fight some boxers … He's looking for one last pay cheque because he's at the end of the road'
Colby Covington poses during the ceremonial weigh-in event ahead of his fight against Kamaru Usman at UFC 245 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. Photo: AP

There's clearly no love lost between Colby Covington and Jorge Masvidal.

Should Covington get through Kamaru Usman and win the welterweight title in the main event of UFC 245, he's likely to have to defend the belt against Masvidal first.

But "Chaos" thinks his former friend and American Top Team training partner, who has risen to superstardom in 2019, would be a pushover.

"That's the priority, but he's not going to want to fight," Covington told Bleacher Report. "We trained together for 10 years. The guy is a complete jobber. He's a journeyman.

"I've literally never lost one second of one round against him (in training), and that is literally, truly not fake news."

Masvidal compiled highlight reel knockouts of Darren Till and Ben Askren this year, before beating Nate Diaz for the "BMF" belt via medical stoppage last month.

Jorge Masvidal exposes ex-teammate Colby Covington

But Covington thinks "Gamebred" would be too "scared" to fight him.

"I just don't think he's going to want to fight me. He's going to want to pivot and fight that little leprechaun (Conor McGregor)," he said.

"He's already trying to pivot and fight some boxers. He's looking for one last pay cheque because he's at the end of the road. I don't expect to ever fight him because he's going to be scared and run away."

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