“I was f****** irate”- Jorge Masvidal finally breaks his silence after loss to bitter rival Colby Covington at UFC 273


UFC welterweight contender Jorge Masvidal has finally spoken about his loss to former friend turned foe Colby Covington last month

Jorge Masvidal has finally spoken candidly about his grudge match loss to bitter rival Colby Covington, and their physical altercation at a restaurant in Miami a few days later. ‘Gamebred’ made an appearance on the ‘Impaulsive‘ podcast where he spoke about his loss, but refused to speak about his current allegations.

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Jorge Masvidal and Colby Covington (Credits: UFC Twitter)

Masvidal had some initial success in the fight with his outside kicks, but Covington’s relentless pressure proved too much for the Miami native. He defended takedowns effectively at times, but Colby’s pedigree and wrestling just proved too much for him. Even in positions where Masvidal looked like he had the upper hand, Colby effortlessly sprawled and established back control for the most part of the fight.

This loss in particular puts Masvidal between a rock and a hard place. ‘Gamebred’ finds himself in a pickle, having signed a lucrative new deal with the UFC, but also losing three fights in a row for the first time in his career. UFC president Dana White illuminated this topic, and expressed that even he doesn’t know what’s next for Masvidal. Masvidal attacked Colby at a restaurant in Miami, few days after the fight, for which he was convicted.

Masvidal breaks his long silence and finally addresses his loss

Going into the fight, Masvidal had a vengeful fire in his belly to inflict serious damage to his opponent for dragging his family into their personal rivalry. However, things didn’t go his way and he has been on a social hiatus since then.

“I was f* irate,” Masvidal said. “I was upset, and I just like to be in isolation when I get like that. It’s better for me. Take a couple days to figure it out and if I have a problem and I can’t figure it out, f, then it’s a real problem. I could fail at something, but if I could find a way to fix it, then I can go back and address it again, then I can sleep with peace at night. So that’s what I did — five, six days in that nowhere land, like, ‘F*,’ and then I came up with a plan, and now I’m gonna execute that plan.”

“With wrestlers, when they take me out of my element, and they’re able to keep pressing that hugging game, even when I do bring it to a neutral, I’m like, ‘F***, I spent a lot of extra power doing that.’ So knowing these things, I have a slight different plan and formula going forward to address these problems that I’ve had most of my career with the f*** wrestlers.

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