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Sports Illustrated: Colby Covington says Jorge Masvidal could still back out at UFC 272

"T-Mobile (Arena) has a lot of exits, so let's just hope he gets into the cage with me."

Welcome to The Weekly Takedown, Sports Illustrated’s in-depth look at MMA. Every Thursday, this column will offer insight and information on the most noteworthy stories in the fight world.

Colby Covington is making plenty of noise ahead of this Saturday’s UFC 272 headline bout against Jorge Masvidal, and the top-ranked welterweight contender plans on backing up every single one of his claims.

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