With 2021 waiting in the wings while COVID-19 is still intact, social media has been buzzing about the possibility of a match between two former best friends. Colby Covington and Jorge Masvidal may be headed to the Octagon for a mid-winter massacre. Ever since Covington’s fifth round victory over Tyron Woodley at UFC Vegas 11, UFC President Dana White has been aggressively been making this fight his modus operandi. As two one-time best friends and teammates of American Top Team await word on a match between the two, White made himself available via Givemesport.com.
“After the Colby fight (against Woodley), how do you not make that (Masvidal) fight? That’s a fight that makes sense. The Nate Diaz rematch is gonna be there no matter what happens.”
As for Diaz, he has been inactive since his November 2, 2019 TKO loss to Masvidal at UFC 244 at Madison Square Garden in New York City. No communication has taken place between White and Diaz since then. With Masvidal and Covington high on his priority list, the rematch will just have to wait. The feud began when Masvidal claimed that Covington failed to pay his former trainer, Paulino Hernandez. Masvidal cut ties with Covington since then.
As he makes an appearance on MTV Cribs this season, this may be a warm-up compared to what Covington may be in for should UFC brass make their fight official.
Besides Conor McGregor’s long awaited return to the Octagon, this may be the most anticipated main event fight of any UFC event in a long time. Not since Tito Ortiz and Chuck Liddell or Jon Jones and Rashad Evans, have fans seen former best friends clash in the UFC. We may be able to get the chance next year. Other than their is undying support for a defeated US President in Donald Trump, that’s all else that they may have in common.