“Could sniff a crotch for 25 minutes…” Jorge Masvidal gives explicit preview of Leon Edwards vs Colby Covington while wishing rival to ‘leave in stretcher’

Jorge Masvidal gave his prediction for the upcoming welterweight title bout between Colby Covington and Leon Edwards at UFC 296.

“Could sniff a crotch for 25 minutes…” Jorge Masvidal gives explicit preview of Leon Edwards vs Colby Covington while wishing rival to ‘leave in stretcher’

Jorge Masvidal predicts UFC 296 winner (Image via Imago)

Jorge Masvidal is the inaugural BMF champion for the UFC. The two-time welterweight title challenger has had intense rivalries against fighters both inside and outside the octagon. Masvidal’s backstage altercation with Leon Edwards resulted in the famous ‘Three Piece and a Soda’ catchphrase. Even more personal than Edwards’s animosity was Jorge Masvidal’s personal feud with a former friend and fellow two-time title challenger, Colby Covington.

“Chaos” and “Gamebred” were close friends who cornered each other and trained at ATT in Miami. Recently, Masvidal was asked to give out his predictions for the main event of UFC 296. Leon Edwards and Colby Covington headline the PPV in Las Vegas, Nevada. Masvidal said, “I hope Leon F**king leaves him in a stretcher.” He further added, “Colby’s not gonna come to fight, he comes to sniff crotches. He could sniff a crotch for 25 minutes.”

Masvidal and Covington headlined the UFC 272 pay-per-view event at T-Mobile arena. The fight saw Covington use his pressure fighting and wrestling style to full effect en route to a unanimous decision victory. It was followed by an alleged attack by Masvidal on Covington outside a Miami restaurant. Covington pressed charges, and Masvidal is dealing with court proceedings.

Masvidal, like Covington, was unsuccessful twice against Kamaru Usman in welterweight title bouts. “Gamebred” has recently been somewhat cordial towards Edwards but harbors hatred towards Covington. The Covington-Masvidal relationship is the classic example of a friend turned foe. Masvidal has retired since his loss to Gilbert Burns at UFC 287. He was on a four-fight-losing streak.

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When Colby Covington and Jorge Masvidal headlined a non-title pay-per-view at UFC 272

Only a select few individuals had headlined a non-title pay-per-view event. Even lesser fighters have done it multiple times. The number of fighters with multiple non-title headlining events remains a handful. Jorge Masvidal is among them. Masvidal first headlined UFC 244 against Nate Diaz for the BMF belt. His second non-title headliner came against Colby Covington at UFC 272.

Jorge Masvidal
Jorge Masvidal (Image Courtesy – Sports Illustrated)

In between UFC 244 and UFC 272, “Gamebred” fought against Kamaru Usman at UFC 251 and UFC 261 for the welterweight strap. He was unsuccessful in both attempts. The fight between Covington and Masvidal went as expected. “Chaos” was a big favorite in the fight, and it was evident from the get-go. The only significant moment for Masvidal came in the fourth round when he dropped Covington with a right hook. However, the former interim champion immediately stood up, but Masvidal was too tired to capitalize on it.

The victory over Masvidal landed him a backup spot at UFC 286, headlined by Leon Edwards and Kamaru Usman. In the aftermath of UFC 286, Dana White announced that Covington would be Edwards’ next title defense. Masvidal, on the other hand, fought at UFC 287 and retired after a unanimous decision loss to Gilbert Burns.

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