Former interim UFC welterweight champion, Colby Covington, plans on dishing out a career-ending beating to his former friend, turned rival Jorge Masvidal when they clash at UFC 272 this weekend.
Covington spoke with TMZ Sports recently and revealed how personal this fight with Masvidal has become for him, as well as explaining his desire to make the 37-year old Miami, Florida native suffer when the Octagon doors close behind them in Las Vegas on Saturday night.
“This is way more personal, this is a blood feud,” Covington said (h/t MMA Fighting). “This goes back to a brotherhood. We were eight years together, every single day, side by side, couldn’t leave each other best friends. And now we’re the biggest bitter enemies. Like, he’s the one person on Earth that I don’t give a sh*t. Anytime I see him, I want to send him straight to hell, and luckily I get to do it in the UFC octagon next Saturday night on pay-per-view. It’s gonna be bad. I’m gonna make him pay, I’m gonna make him suffer for backstabbing me and turning his back and trying to run this fake narrative to the media. I see a lot of pain. I’m gonna inflict so much pain on Jorge Masvidal. He’s not gonna be the same person ever again. He keeps talking about a baptism. It’s not gonna be a baptism, it’s gonna be a funeral. Jorge Masvidal’s career-ending funeral. It’s gonna be violent. And it’s not gonna be quick. I could easily finish it quick — I used to do it all the time behind closed doors — but this one I’m gonna drag it out, I’m gonna make him suffer, and it’s probably gonna be the first time in UFC history you see a guy in a main event verbally tap out and say he can’t take no more of a beating.”
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