Colby Covington Dubs Nate Diaz vs. Jorge Masvidal ‘Battle Of The Journeymen’

With his victory over Anthony Pettis this past weekend at UFC 241, Nate Diaz very well could have set up the next big UFC fight of the year. Following his victory, Diaz decided to call out Jorge Masvidal, a move that got the mixed martial arts (MMA) community buzzing. Now, the Stockton native and “Gamebred” […]

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With his victory over Anthony Pettis this past weekend at UFC 241, Nate Diaz very well could have set up the next big UFC fight of the year.

Following his victory, Diaz decided to call out Jorge Masvidal, a move that got the mixed martial arts (MMA) community buzzing. Now, the Stockton native and “Gamebred” are allegedly in negotiations to make the fan-favorite bout happen. The winner could very well be next in line for a title shot, and that could mean a possible fight against Colby Covington.

Speaking to TSN’s Aaron Bronsteter, Covington called the fight between Diaz, and his best-friend Masvidal, a “battle of the journeymen. (H/T MMA Mania)

“Yeah, you know, it’s the battle of the journeyman. It’s an exciting fight, the battle of the 500-level fighter. Nate Diaz is 1-1 in the last three years, and Jorge Masvidal is 2-2 in the last year or two,” said Covington. “So it’s the battle of the journeymen, 500 fighter. So I am excited to see who comes out on top.”

Despite the pair’s noted friendship, Covington’s recent comments about Masvidal seem to indicate a beef between the pair. However, “Chaos” claims that isn’t the case, and he and Masvidal remain good friends.

“No, not at all, no trouble in paradise. Have I said anything that’s a lie? Where is the lie? I am saying all truth and facts here. If someone gets mad at me or a media member, or him even, for saying facts, then you are living in denial, a delusional world,” Covington said.

“There is no beef, he is still my best friend. Man, we go way back and you don’t know what me and that guy have been through. We have been through so much together so I got nothing but respect and love for him. He’s my brother.”

Covington had to problem ripping into Diaz, however, who recently claimed he didn’t even know who the former interim 170-pound champion was in his post-fight interview at UFC 241.

“The journeyman Nate Diaz, he’s another 500-level fighter. He wins one fight for every loss. That guy sits out three years, who gives a shit about that guy. I’ve steamrolled real men that have rag-dolled that little snowflake. The only thing worse than his lisp and his speech impediment, is his wrestling,” Covington said.

“The thing is, nobody ever accused Nate Diaz of being smart. But avoiding me and not talking about me might be the smartest thing that bitch boy has ever done. He knows exactly who I am. His brother, we were supposed to set up a fight last year at Madison Square Garden until, you know, he got cold feet and pulled out last minute.”

What do you think about Covington calling Diaz vs. Masvidal “battle of the journeymen?”

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Colby Covington Causes Ruckus At UFC 241, Dana White Forced To Intervene

Colby Covington and several other fighters got heated during the UFC 241 event to the point where Dana White had to step in. Several notable UFC stars were in attendance for UFC 241 this past Saturday night (Aug. 17). UFC “champ-champ” Henr…

Colby Covington and several other fighters got heated during the UFC 241 event to the point where Dana White had to step in. Several notable UFC stars were in attendance for UFC 241 this past Saturday night (Aug. 17). UFC “champ-champ” Henry Cejudo, Tony Ferguson, Jorge Masvidal, Tyron Woodley, and others were seen in the […]

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Dana White Had To Settle Down Several Fighters Seated Near Colby Covington At UFC 241

Last night (Sat. August 17, 2019) one of the biggest UFC events of the year took place. UFC 241 on pay-per-view (PPV) from the Honda Center in Anaheim, California featured several high-profile contests. In attendance were numerous well-known UFC stars, including top-ranked welterweight Colby Covington. “Chaos” was seated cageside enjoying the fights. However, things had […]

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Last night (Sat. August 17, 2019) one of the biggest UFC events of the year took place. UFC 241 on pay-per-view (PPV) from the Honda Center in Anaheim, California featured several high-profile contests.

In attendance were numerous well-known UFC stars, including top-ranked welterweight Colby Covington. “Chaos” was seated cageside enjoying the fights. However, things had to be settled down, as Covington’s presence riled a few other fighters up.

UFC President Dana White explained the situation during the post-fight press conference, noting a few fighters wanted to fight Covington.

“No, what happened was, everybody in that section was fighting with Colby,” White said. “So security kept coming over to me 50 times saying ‘We need to get him out of there.’ And I said, ‘No everybody needs to start acting like f*cking professionals because I don’t have another set in this entire building.

“Every seat in this place was sold out. So that whole section needs to stop starting fights with Colby. Right when I got there too, [Jorge] Masvidal was working his way down the line. [Max] Holloway had moved out of his seat so Masvidal could come into his seat. You know, that f*cking game that you play in kindergarten was going on over there when I went over there.

“So I asked those guys, ‘Listen to me, we got a big night going on here, we got a big fight. I don’t need a fight breaking out over here with you knuckleheads.’ Stop it.”

This doesn’t come as much of a surprise given how controversial Covington is. From his staunch support of current United States President Donald Trump to his brash trash talk towards nearly every fighter in the UFC, it would’ve been surprising had none of the fighters attempted to start something with Covington.

Coming off a dominant win over Robbie Lawler, “Chaos” is expected to challenge Kamaru Usman for the 170-pound title next.

What do you think about Covington riling up the fighters cageside at UFC 241?

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Audio Of Colby Covington & Miesha Tate’s Verbal Battle Leaks

Colby Covington was recently banned from Miesha Tate’s radio show for controversial comments he made during the air. He told the former UFC champ that she leaked her own nude photos online and got famous for losing to Ronda Rousey. The comments originally started with Tate saying she doesn’t like Covington’s personality and act. Now, […]

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Colby Covington was recently banned from Miesha Tate’s radio show for controversial comments he made during the air. He told the former UFC champ that she leaked her own nude photos online and got famous for losing to Ronda Rousey.

The comments originally started with Tate saying she doesn’t like Covington’s personality and act.

Now, the audio was leaked, which many were interested to hear.

Tate originally said this about the situation:

“I don’t even know what to say right now. It’s kind of crazy that you would go on that level just because I have an opinion, that you as an American should have respect for the fact that at least I have the balls to say it to your face, and that’s my opinion, and I’m entitled to it. I did not put you down as a person. You put me down as a person.”

Co-host Ryan McKinnell then defended Tate about what he said about where “Chaos” responded saying they just got the ratings.

That’s a low blow,” he said. “That’s personal.”

“I came on the show to give you the best ratings you’re ever going to get,” Covington responded.

Listen to the full audio of the interview here.

What do you make of the leaked audio?

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What’s Next For Colby Covington After Dominating Robbie Lawler?

Though most all of us believe there’s only one fight to make in the UFC welterweight title picture, there’s still some speculation on the idea of how it’s going to go. After Covington defeated Robbie Lawler last Saturday, he was asked onto “The Ariel Helwani MMA Show,” where he talked in detail about an injury. […]

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Though most all of us believe there’s only one fight to make in the UFC welterweight title picture, there’s still some speculation on the idea of how it’s going to go. After Covington defeated Robbie Lawler last Saturday, he was asked onto “The Ariel Helwani MMA Show,” where he talked in detail about an injury.

Covington stated that he’d need serious surgery for his eyelid, considering the team that stitched it up three weeks prior to his fight didn’t do a good job with it, and it needs to be re-done. This, however, shouldn’t take more than two months of rehab, as the former interim champ’s timeline was “a couple of weeks, maybe a month or two.”

This doesn’t seem to be all bad, the timetable isn’t too long, and Kamaru Usman still hasn’t been cleared to fight either. Covington stated that, considering this, maybe one of the December pay-per-view (PPV) cards would be a better one for him to return on, rather than MSG in November.

When it comes to who is next, it’s got to be Usman, right? If not, what else does Covington have to do? Though he’s unlikable to most, a good amount of people were saying he deserved a shot at the title and shouldn’t have even had to take another fight. Others took a little longer to understand how good he really is because his cringy trash talk seemed to go further than his performances apparently, but after his win this past Saturday, everyone’s finally starting to see how good Covington really is.

After Usman defeated Demian Maia following Covington’s win over the Brazilian, then defeating Rafael dos Anjos after Covington did, along with their wrestling backgrounds, age, records, the way they fight, everything seems to be quite similar between the two. They’re both so relentless with such high-level takedowns, ground control, and cardio. Why not make this fight between two of the best in the sport? Jorge Masvidal and Leon Edwards are right in the mix too. It would make sense to have them fight each other for a No. 1 contender spot.

Though Masvidal has two Knockout of the Year candidates this year, and against top-level opposition, he lost his last two before that. And though Edwards is on an eight-fight win streak, only second to the champion who has ten-straight, he hasn’t really had that fight where everyone agreed he was next in line. Yes, his performance against dos Anjos was incredible, but Covington is clearly ahead of the pack.

For someone who won the interim title, and never got his shot, to be stripped and come back for a fight he shouldn’t have even had to take in order to get a title shot – it’s time for Covington to get his opportunity. Kamaru Usman showed all of us how good he really is when he fought Tyron Woodley and took all five rounds away from him. Same with Colby Covington, who showed us how good he really is by taking all five rounds away from Robbie Lawler, and just as easily.

What do you think should be next for the former interim UFC welterweight champion, and when would you like to see him return?

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Chael Sonnen Offers Interesting Take On Miesha Tate’s Show Banning Colby Covington

Colby Covington made more headlines in the MMA world by getting banned from Miesha Tate’s radio show this week. Chael Sonnen has his own unique perspective on the situation. Covington was invited to join former UFC women’s bantamweight cham…

Colby Covington made more headlines in the MMA world by getting banned from Miesha Tate’s radio show this week. Chael Sonnen has his own unique perspective on the situation. Covington was invited to join former UFC women’s bantamweight champion Tate and her co-host Ryan McKinnell on her “MMA Tonight” show on SiriusXM. As things tend […]

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