Colby Covington, Jorge Masvidal. Photos: Vincent Carchietta, Steve Flynn USA Today Sports

Colby Covington claims he knocked out Jorge Masvidal in training

"He has no chance to last five rounds with me"

UFC 251 is now in the books, and it was certainly a good night for the UFC. Jorge Masvidal put in a solid effort against Kamaru Usman on six days notice, coming up short, and now Colby Covington has come out to rub salt in the wounds, claiming he knocked out the former in training.

The two former team mates at American Top Team were once close friends and room mates. However when Covington began changing his persona, adapting his current antagonist character, their relationship changed too. They went from friends to bitter enemies, trading harsh barbs every chance they got. Now that their relationship is at an all time low, Covington couldn’t resist taking more jabs at Masvidal.

“He has no chance to last five rounds with me, and he knows that deep down inside that I have a different level to my game than Marty Fakenewsman,” Covington told Submission Radio. “He knows that deep down inside. That’s why he’s not gonna step in the octagon with me. Last time we trained, he got knocked out unconscious with a high kick. I faked a takedown, came up. So, he knows who his Daddy is. I’m Jorge Masvidal’s father. That is my son. I’m the King of Miami. I’m Miami’s King, and anybody can come get it. I ain’t gonna pick and choose easy fights and try and say who I’m gonna fight, I’m gonna take anybody, cause I’m the best in the world and that’s what the best in the world does.”

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Originally, Gilbert Burns was slated to challenge Usman for the welterweight title, but the former was forced out due to contracting Covid-19. Covington also claims that he was seriously ready and willing to fight at UFC 251. In December of last year Covington took it to Usman in the latter’s first title defence at UFC 245. It was a hectic, back-and-forth fight that many had Covington winning on the score cards until he was dropped and then finished in the fifth round.

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