MMA – The long-awaited duel is finally official. Colby Covington and Jorge Masvidal will face each other this March 5 at UFC 272!
Lots of exchanges on the networks, but nothing was official until now. However, it is now done according to Brett Okamoto for “ESPN MMA”. Indeed, Hunter Campbell himself confirmed the news. The long-awaited face-to-face will take place in Las Vegas. The opposition seemed destined between the two athletes. Previously, Colby Covington and Jorge Masvidal were best friends and training partners. Now, far from that time of another time, best friends have become better enemies.
Thus, the two athletes now cultivate nothing but rivalry and animosity. In question, the character that Colby has forged over the years. The latter did not have the coast with the UFC and quite simply decided to create a character more “bankable”. A new business-oriented personality to the point of denying all past friendships? In any case, this is what Masvidal suggests. For him, if he is no longer friends with Covington, it is because they have never really been.
Brett Okamoto makes the explosive announcement via Twitter
“Let’s have a little fun. Jorge Masvidal vs Colby Covington will headline UFC 272 on March 5, according to UFC Commercial Director Hunter Campbell. Five rounds, Las Vegas. Impossible TO WAIT. “
Here we fully understand Brett Okamoto’s excitement for this huge event. The two athletes are both coming out of a loss to champion Kamaru Usman. If the duel had been very close twice against Colby, the same cannot be said for Masvidal. Indeed, the latter quite simply suffered the KO of the year 2021 after an ingenious setup by Usman. Thus, the two adversaries will share the same objectives. Silence a rival who is a little too chatting online and fight your way to the belt again!