UnderGround Forums Masvidal reacts to departure of Colby Covington

Edited: 5/28/20 9:55 AM
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ATT fighter Jorge Masvidal appeared recently on ESPN's The Ariel Helwani Show and discussed Colby Covington's recent departure from the team. The pair were once friends, but Covington's kayfabe act soured things, with Masvidal, with the team generally, and perhaps with the fans as well.

“Guess who’s still here? Guess who’s still here? The truth will shine, my brother," said Masvidal, as transcribed by Nolan King for MMA Junkie. "I’ll let you ask Dan Lambert, but that dude was never part of this team. … At the end of the day, he didn’t feel safe in here. I wonder why.”

“[ATT] is a temple for me. It’s somewhat of a religious experience for me being in here – being in here since I was a kid, you know? My good days, my bad days, my birthdays – all days I’ve spent in this gym, sharpening my tools. I truly love this place, so I don’t like that animosity – even if he had never said a word about me.

“What type of teammate or man – he’s not a man – with the sport that we’re in, insults a woman? He insulted Joanna. He insulted Amanda. He insulted Dustin. These people are not in your weight I get it. You’re trying to do this thing where you’re some kind of heel. What’s that have to do with a woman? A 115-pound woman or a 135-pound woman? Are you going to compete against them? Are you going to sell more pay-per-views because you’re talking about Amanda and Joanna? Answer me that.”

“I’m pretty sure he’s just done, man. Life is going to get him out of there. I don’t see him winning anymore at a high level. If they give him someone new who just came in, maybe. If they have him out there against top competition, he won’t hang. He’s a fragile dude. He’s not a guy that’s mentally strong.”

5/28/20 11:19 AM
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Jorge looks like the kind of guy that wears thongs.

5/28/20 11:34 AM
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Idk if I agree with Colby not being able to hang with top competition and being mentally weak.  He was technically a champion and fought a hell of a fight with Usman.  That's like calling Anthony Smith soft.  

 

Sure, hes an asshole,  but he's also a world fighter.

5/28/20 12:16 PM
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I like the Masvidal that didn't talk. 

5/28/20 12:26 PM
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Colby can't argue with Amanda/Joanna because they are women? I wasn't aware that Masvidal was such a social justice warrior.

5/28/20 12:29 PM
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Did he just subtly roast Poirier? 

 

“What type of teammate or man – he’s not a man – with the sport that we’re in, insults a woman? He insulted Joanna. He insulted Amanda. He insulted Dustin. 

 

LOL 

5/28/20 5:23 PM
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Wow, I can't believe Colby left ATT.

5/28/20 11:20 PM
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LBH_RN - 

Idk if I agree with Colby not being able to hang with top competition and being mentally weak.  He was technically a champion and fought a hell of a fight with Usman.  That's like calling Anthony Smith soft.  

 

Sure, hes an asshole,  but he's also a world fighter.


He's a world asshole, for sure ha ha, but also a world fighter, and no doubt mentally tough.

It's strange though his need to insult everyone. I don't agree much with Masvisal but on this, yep. Why insult Porier and women teammates, or people not in your weight Makes no sense.

5/29/20 12:00 AM
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FatBuddha - 

Colby can't argue with Amanda/Joanna because they are women? I wasn't aware that Masvidal was such a social justice warrior.


I think the point he was trying to make is, what is the point of talking shit to women fighters or fighters not in his division. There is nothing to hype up, no end game.

My guess is there was discussion between Colby and Masvidal creating heat between themselves and it went out of control and Colby just started attacking everyone
5/29/20 12:10 AM
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WTF. Why are words like c lass and c lassical censored out now?

In my post it was world c lass this and that.

5/29/20 1:38 AM
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NorthSouthDinner4Two -

Did he just subtly roast Poirier? 

 

“What type of teammate or man – he’s not a man – with the sport that we’re in, insults a woman? He insulted Joanna. He insulted Amanda. He insulted Dustin. 

 

LOL 

Lol that you lol your own post. 

5/29/20 2:02 AM
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Sprawl'n'Stall -

WTF. Why are words like c lass and c lassical censored out now?

In my post it was world c lass this and that.

Test. This is a test. It's all Did I just fall for a troll?

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Happiness Bunny -
Sprawl'n'Stall -

WTF. Why are words like c lass and c lassical censored out now?

In my post it was world c lass this and that.

Test. This is a test. It's all Did I just fall for a troll?

Holy shit this forum is broken.

5/29/20 4:47 AM
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So Joanna is allowed to say all kinds of shit but he cant say anything to her because she is a woman? I normally like Jorge but he is way off here. Joanna was a dickhead long before Colby said her name.

5/29/20 3:44 PM
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LBH_RN -

Idk if I agree with Colby not being able to hang with top competition and being mentally weak.  He was technically a champion and fought a hell of a fight with Usman.  That's like calling Anthony Smith soft.  

 

Sure, hes an asshole,  but he's also a world fighter.

Nah. Colby got Rory McDonald’d in that fight. He’ll never be the same. If he was fine, he would already be back. But he’s not. Because he’s not ready. And realistically he’ll never be ready for top comp anymore. Such is the fight game. 

5/29/20 3:53 PM
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Lol Colby wrecks the journeyman 

5/29/20 3:54 PM
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here’s a photo of colby being escorted out of ATT

 

covered his face to hide the tears