Jorge Masvidal defends Colby Covington after recent backlash

Simao Alves
1 Ноября, 2017

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Covington scored by far the most significant win of his professional career thus far in the co-main event of the show, earning a unanimous decision over hometown boy Demian Maia by nullifying the submission savant's strengths with a stout takedown defence and wearing the Brazilian down with a steady output of strikes. "That's my partner, I got his back, he's got mine".

I feel that I must make a statement in light of the comments made by Colby Convigton along with the amount of messages sent to me from Brazil, the United States, and from all over the world. Matt Hughes was as dominant in the cage as he was arrogant and cocksure outside of it, and his selling power transferred over nicely to the eminently humble George St. Pierre, whose popularity exploded when he was pitted against trash-talking rival B.J.

In the post-fight news conference, the victorious fighter believes he was justified for his comments towards the Brazilian people. What matters is that he was respectful, he was correct to come and talk to me, so there's no problem. I don't like that style, but I don't judge him.

"I think there's a way of promoting yourself like (Conor) McGregor with intelligence, like Sonnen used to do". 'Oh, I f*cked your mom, ' this and that. When you lose, you're going to be remembered.

"I just didn't like how they treated me when I was in the tunnel before the walkout to the fight". Also, I absolutely do not condone any behavior that instigates hate, prejudice, or bullying of any kind. They just think he talks. In the 15 months since taking the title via first-round knockout from longtime priest of violence Robbie Lawler, Woodley has put the belt up for grabs three times.

Finally, Masvidal assured that Covington's bout with Maia went exactly has he expected. Getting people to pay attention is hard currency, and it's easier to get the audience riled up than it is to get it interested in real-life personalities. Both want to see him get pummeled, albeit for slightly different reasons.

Naturally the American's comments were met by loud, angry boos at the Ibirapuera gymnasium.

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