‘He doesn’t deserve less than Masvidal’- Coach reveals Colby Covington is unhappy with UFC 272’s fight purse

Colby Covington's head coach says his athlete is unhappy with the fact that Jorge Masvidal earned more money than him at UFC 272.

Colby Covington Jorge Masvidal
Colby Covington and Jorge Masvidal

Colby Covington settles his long ongoing beef with his ‘former training partner turned rival’ Jorge Masvidal at UFC 272. There was a lot of bad blood between them coming into this fight, and Colby executed a perfect game plan to dominate his opponent. He came in an outstanding shape and manhandled Masvidal with his aggressive wrestling.

Technically, Colby earned the bragging rights over his opponent, but he said some serious stuff about Masvidal’s family during the build-up, and that didn’t sit well with him. He warned Colby about an altercation outside the ring, but ‘Chaos’ took the threat pretty lightly. Sometime after UFC 272, Colby was enjoying dinner with The Nelk Boys, and Masvidal pulled up to him and assaulted him outside the restaurant.

MMA community had mixed reactions to the incident, while many blamed Colby for bringing the upon himself, others claimed Masvidal pulled out a b*tch move assaulting Colby like this. Jorge was arrested after the assault, and he had to pay a hefty fine to get out of trouble.

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“He won’t stop until he achieves his goal”– Coach shares Colby Covington’s plan for the future

Colby Covington
Colby Covington

Colby still remains one of the biggest names in the UFC, and even though he won the fight with as many style points as possible, he earned less money than his rival. His coach talked about this in a recent interview with Ag Fight, he said, “Colby did well, but Masvidal made more than he did. Now, Colby is renewing his contract with UFC, so we believe that UFC will give him a good raise.” (H/T MMA Mania.com)

He added, “He has a number in his head and he doesn’t think he deserves to earn less than Masvidal. Technically he’s a better guy than Masvidal. In terms of sales too, despite the fact that Masvidal sells a lot. So he thinks he deserves to make more or at the same level as Masvidal. He has a great relationship with Dana, with UFC, so he only speaks well of the company.” (H/T MMA Mania.com)

“He doesn’t want to leave UFC, that’s not an option. He’s happy there, he wants to be champion and he’s going to chase the wins to fight for the belt. He’s a very determined guy and he won’t stop until he achieves his goal,” he concluded. (H/T MMA Mania.com)

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