Henry Cejudo thinks the best way for Colby Covington to get back at Jorge Masvidal is by rematching him.
Covington and Masvidal are former training partners, roommates, and best friends but had a massive falling out which led to a grudge match that headlined UFC 272. It was Covington who dominated the fight from start to finish but after the fight, Masvidal allegedly jumped ‘Chaos’ in the streets and sucker-punched him that got him arrested.
Since the incident, many wondered if the UFC would book the rematch as the rivalry has only intensified. For Cejudo, he believes the rematch makes sense as it is the chance for Covington to beat him up even more but this time, with pay-per-view points.
“I think if I was in Colby’s situation – it’s hard for me to not say, especially if you sucker-punch and not press charges,” Cejudo said on “The Schmozone.” “Because if somebody sucker-punched me, I’m pressing charges, dude. You know what I’m saying? Like, I’m really pressing charges. I don’t care who you are, because that’s just not cool.
“But the Plan B, for me for Colby, would be: Fight him again. Fight him again and get pay-per-view points this time,” Cejudo continued. “Get your money back in that way. You set it up and be like, ‘Hey Dana (White), I will drop all the charges if you give me another fight with Jorge Masvidal because he sucker-punched me, but I want pay-per-view points for this fight.’”
Although Cejudo does think the rematch makes sense, the legal process needs to play out first. ‘Gamebred’ could be behind bars for 10 years which would keep the rematch from happening.
However, there is no question, even after 25 minutes inside the Octagon, the rivalry between Covington and Masvidal is far from over and perhaps they do end up fighting again.