Colby Covington has offered up a rather blunt assessment of his friend Jorge Masvidal’s argument for a title-shot against divisional champ, Kamaru Usman.
It does seem as though there’s a bit of trouble in paradise between the two friends, a consequence of their shared pursuit of the welterweight title no doubt.
With Colby now set to take on the former champion Robbie Lawler in the UFC Newark main-event, he has the opportunity to earn himself a shot at the divisional champion Kamaru Usman after UFC president Dana White made it clear that a win would be enough to solidify his status as number 1.
Speaking in a recent interview, Covington gave Gamebred’s recent run a dressing down, while still maintaining that the pair are something of a duo.
“Look at his resume; look at mine. He’s on a two-fight win streak. He’s 2-2 in his last four fights, so you’re going to give a 50-50 fighter a title shot? That doesn’t really make a lot of sense.
“We are one of the greatest duos in MMA history. We’re the Batman and Robin of MMA right now. Of course, I’m Batman, and he’s Robin, but it’s a dynamic duo, and we’re doing great things in the sport. But he’s going to sit back while I get my undisputed title shot.”
Masvidal’s stunning knockout of Ben Askren at UFC 239 was one of those wins that will play on knockout reels decades from now, and with UFC Newark’s main-event up ahead, the question now will be whether or not Colby can make the type of statement necessary to make himself undeniable.