Michael Bisping doesn’t think Colby Covington’s rivalry with Jorge Masvidal is fabricated.
The old friends, now bitter enemies, will finally settle their score when they take part in the main event of UFC 272 on March 5 in what is considered one of the biggest grudge matches in history. promotion.
Covington (16-3 MMA, 11-3 UFC) and Masvidal (35-15 MMA, 12-8 UFC) spent eight years training together at the American Top Team, but things took a turn for the worse when Masvidal claimed that Covington refused to pay his boxing trainer. Covington eventually left American Top Team for the MMA Masters.
It’s hard to believe that an argument of this nature would end a brotherhood between two fighters who lived and trained together, which has led many to wonder if this is part of Covington’s character when trying to sell fights. .
By the way, everyone you talk to says, ‘No, look, Colby is a really good guy,’ Bisping said on his YouTube channel. “‘He’s just selling fights. He’s putting on a character. And Maybe that’s true. If he does, if he acts, then give the fucking man Oscar because he acts every time.
Covington admitted he turned on his heel after the UFC threatened to let him go. After dominating Demian Maia in 2017, Covington took the mic in enemy territory and insulted the entire country of Brazil, forcing him to be escorted and protected by security until he left the country. Since then, Covington has stepped things up and has not mince words with Masvidal and various other fighters.
And because Covington has taken on Masvidal’s personal life, Bisping finds it hard to believe it’s part of an act.
“This stuff, going after Masvidal’s ex-wife, calling him a bad father and stuff like that, I don’t think that plays a role,” Bisping said. “I mean listen, whenever two guys know each other, when they lived together like they used to, they know a lot of personal things about each other and that’s where the rivalry or the hate is at fault. better word, can get very thick.
Photos: Colby Covington through the years
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Photos: Jorge Masvidal through the years
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