Jorge Masvidal, who is a former teammate of Covington’s at ATT, claims that Covington and coach Phil Daru were actually fired from the team:
Hey @Twitter fact check this for me. Phil Daru and Covid Covington we’re fired from ATT. Phil you were using the gym and name dropping all the fighters from our gym. You need to thank the team that helped elevate your profile to even be able mention the great athletes names.— Jorge Masvidal UFC (@GamebredFighter) May 29, 2020
You tried to take credit for judo Kayla, Joanna, Dustin, junior and many others. I trained with you twice and when i got there each time you had a movie set set up and were more about filming then actually training. You don’t know more than coaches that have actually— Jorge Masvidal UFC (@GamebredFighter) May 29, 2020
Won titles for themselves and their athletes like mike brown and Steve Mocco. So please stop being the victim when you are lucky we allowed you to stay as long as we did. So next time your on a former s&c guru podcast get your facts straight— Jorge Masvidal UFC (@GamebredFighter) May 29, 2020
Covington, who formed Colby Covington Incorporated after departing ATT, wants to hash out his problems with Masvidal in the Octagon.
“Absolutely, I do feel like it needs to be settled in the cage,” Covington told MMA Junkie. “But at the same time, if he doesn’t settle it in the cage, it will only be one reason and one person why it didn’t get settled in the cage – and that’ll be because of him. So if he tucks his tail in between his legs and runs away like the good little (expletive) that he is – he knows I’m his daddy, he knows I gave him so many spankings – so if he runs away, fans will know he’s a coward and he’s scared to fight. He doesn’t want to fight the best in the world, and we found out he’s all hype. He’s a 50-50 journeyman. Look at his record. His resume speaks for itself. He’s been knocked out. He’s been tapped out. Back in high school, he dropped out, and when we used to live together, I kicked him out. He’s a little (expletive).”
There has been no response yet from Masvidal as to the challenge made to him by the former interim welterweight champion.