Jorge Masvidal breaks silence about torment of defeat by bitter rival Colby Covington, admitting he was ‘f***ing irate’ following UFC 272 heartbreak
- Jorge Masvidal suffered a painful defeat against Colby Covington at UFC 272
- Friends-turned-rivals went five rounds and Covington claimed the decision
- Masvidal then allegedly assaulted Covington at a restaurant in Miami
- He has spoken about UFC 272 for the first time and admitted he was ‘irate’
Jorge Masvidal has broken his silence about the agonising defeat he suffered at the hands of his fierce rival Colby Covington.
‘Gamebred’ was on the wrong side of a decision at UFC 272 having been out-wrestled by his former team-mate-turned-nemesis.
His anger towards Covington, for comments he says his compatriot made about his family, spilled over after the bout and he was arrested for allegedly assaulting ‘Chaos’ in a Miami restaurant.
Jorge Masvidal suffered a defeat at UFC 272 against his fierce rivals Colby Covington
Covington suffered a broken tooth after being ‘sucker punched’ twice by Masvidal, police told. He was also hit in the eye.
Masvidal now faces felony charges of battery aggravated battery with a mask, and criminal mischief following the alleged altercation, with bail at $15,000.
After some time to reflect on their clash in the octagon, he has spoken about the pain he felt at suffering defeat last month.
He told the Impaulsive podcast: ‘I was f***ing irate [after the loss]. I was upset, you know, I just like to be in isolation when I get like that, it’s just better for me. Take a couple of days to figure it out…
‘That’s what I did, five or six days in that nowhere to come up with a plan. I’m just gonna execute that plan. [The plan] is to get right back to work.’
Covington won a convincing decision victory over his fierce rival in Las Vegas
Covington outworked Masvidal, who spent much of his time fighting from the bottom
Masvidal continued: ‘I’ve had a lot of problems with a lot of wrestlers, but I definitely had a problem with him. It’s the complete opposite of what I am, I’m a damn good striker. I have good speed, timing, I can change my tempo and keep other strikers on their toes.
‘With wrestlers, when they take me out of my element, they’re able to press that hugging game even when I bring it to a neutral it’s like I wasted a lot of extra power.
‘[Now], I just have like a slightly different plan and formula going forward to address these problems that I’ve had most of my career with these f***ing wrestlers.’
Masvidal has now lost three fights in a row, two against the champion Kamaru Usman and his most recent encounter with Covington.
The fan favourite is in desperate need of a win and it will be intriguing to see who the UFC match him up with next.
Masvidal admitted he was ‘f****** irate’ following the defeat in Las Vegas last month
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