Earlier within the yr, studies instructed that the UFC was on target to e-book a rematch between Jorge Masvidal and Nate Diaz for early 2021. Nonetheless, as per Dana White himself, it appears to be like like the 2 inaugural BMF Title contenders will not be working again their scrap, and as a substitute, the UFC is now wanting ahead to Jorge Masvidal vs. Colby Covington.
Whereas talking to the MMA media on the post-UFC 253 press convention, Dana White confirmed that the highly-anticipated conflict between Masvidal and Covington may be very a lot a chance.
Dana White confirms Jorge Masvidal vs. Colby Covington talks
It has been properly over a yr since Nate Diaz was final seen in Octagon motion. The self-proclaimed West Coast Gangster final fought at UFC 244 when he misplaced to Jorge Masvidal, through a controversial physician’s stoppage. Diaz, who now has been teasing a return to the Octagon, and likewise overrated a rematch towards Gamebred on Instagram, may probably be taking a backseat to Colby Covington as a substitute.
On the again of one more spectacular efficiency within the Octagon, it appears to be like like Colby Covington is lastly set to get his want and cross paths along with his greatest good friend turned rival Jorge Masvidal. Following his latest win over Tyron Woodley at UFC Vegas 11, Covington referred to as for a battle towards the BMF Champion. And in keeping with Dana White, that scarp is being thought of by the UFC, whereas the promotion hasn’t actually been involved with Nate Diaz.
“Yeah, its very attainable. I do not even know if we talked to Nate but. However yeah, after the Colby battle, I imply how do you not make that battle? That is a battle that is smart. The Nate Diaz rematch is gonna be there, it doesn’t matter what occurs.”- Dana White on Jorge Masvidal vs. Colby Covington.
As issues stand, it stays to be seen when Colby Covington and Jorge Masvidal will cross paths within the UFC. But when requested to take a guess, the most effective wager will by early 2021.
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Revealed 27 Sep 2020, 12:35 IST