Forum Navigation
Go Back   Boxing Forum > Non Boxing Talk > Mixed Martial Arts Discussion

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 09-27-2020, 09:57 PM #1
OctoberRed OctoberRed is offline
Moderator
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: London
Posts: 12,175
Quoted: 4479 Post(s)
Rep Power: 87
OctoberRed has a reputation beyond reputeOctoberRed has a reputation beyond reputeOctoberRed has a reputation beyond reputeOctoberRed has a reputation beyond reputeOctoberRed has a reputation beyond reputeOctoberRed has a reputation beyond reputeOctoberRed has a reputation beyond reputeOctoberRed has a reputation beyond reputeOctoberRed has a reputation beyond reputeOctoberRed has a reputation beyond reputeOctoberRed has a reputation beyond repute
Points: 122,506.76
Bank: 2,000.24
Total Points: 124,507.00
Long Overdue. For your contribution to NSB. - 1hourRun I concur - jazluvr 
Default White: Colby Covington vs. Jorge Masvidal ‘the fight that makes sense’

A “BMF” rematch between champ Jorge Masvidal and Nate Diaz was on the table before Colby Covington returned to the octagon this past Saturday.

UFC President Dana White indicated Covington became the priority after his win over ex-champ Tyron Woodley in the headliner of UFC Vegas 11.

“How do you not make that fight? That’s the fight that makes sense,” White said at the post-fight press conference for UFC 253. “The Nate Diaz rematch is going to be there no matter what happens.”

White clarified that the new matchup wasn’t the result of any negotiations that went south with Diaz. He added, “I don’t even know if we talked to Nate yet.”


A former interim champ, Covington lost a bid for the welterweight belt against Kamaru Usman this past December and came roaring back with a dominant win over Woodley. Afterward, he received a phone call on live TV from President Donald Trump and cut an insult-filled promo with Usman that included racially charged language. UFC broadcast partner ESPN deleted a video clip of the interview, but White said Covington wouldn’t be censored.

Covington’s performance wasn’t enough to leapfrog Gilbert Burns, who was given a title shot against Usman at UFC 251 before a positive COVID-19 test forced him to withdraw. In Burns’ place went Masvidal, who stepped up on short notice and lost a decision to Usman.

White hasn’t sketched out a time frame for Usman vs. Burns, but it’s likely the Covington vs. Masvidal fight would serve as a title eliminator for the winner of the fight. It’s also a chance for a huge cash grab with a grudge match between former training partners turned enemies.

Covington’s feud with Masvidal resulted in physical separation at their longtime gym, American Top Team, before a rule on trash-talking teammates proved to be Covington’s ouster from the facility. He later joined the MMA Masters team.

Diaz has been inactive since a fight for the “BMF” title against Masvidal at UFC 244. Masvidal won the fight when the cageside doctor refused to allow Diaz to continue due to damage sustained in the fight. The two immediately agreed to a rematch, but the opportunity didn’t materialize until earlier this year.

Then Covington stepped on the scene and changed everyone’s plans.
OctoberRed is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-27-2020, 09:58 PM #2
Eff Pandas Eff Pandas is offline
Ignore List Champion
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Camel Toe Capital of the World, Las Vegas, NV
Posts: 46,464
Quoted: 23209 Post(s)
Rep Power: 139
Eff Pandas has a reputation beyond reputeEff Pandas has a reputation beyond reputeEff Pandas has a reputation beyond reputeEff Pandas has a reputation beyond reputeEff Pandas has a reputation beyond reputeEff Pandas has a reputation beyond reputeEff Pandas has a reputation beyond reputeEff Pandas has a reputation beyond reputeEff Pandas has a reputation beyond reputeEff Pandas has a reputation beyond reputeEff Pandas has a reputation beyond repute
Points: 55,503.88
Bank: 1,413,743.77
Total Points: 1,469,247.65
No Message - Santa_ Burger Exchange - cheeseburger good poster - jas One of the best posters on the forum! - JK1700 You Dont Have Enough Gifts - JimRaynor 
Always keep it real - Nomadic great contest! - TBear One kf - jas One of bscenes best - jas sensible, reasonable poster. 5 star - jazluvr 
One Champion. One Face. One Name. - Deontay Wilder you are one cool dude - Dean_Razorback for giving back to the NSB community - SN!PER 
Default

Oh sheeeeeet. I'm a fan of this going down. Old friends, new enemies!!!
Eff Pandas is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-28-2020, 03:30 PM #3
mp1110 mp1110 is offline
Contender
 
Join Date: Aug 2018
Location: NY-FL
Posts: 138
Quoted: 53 Post(s)
Rep Power: 3
mp1110 is on a distinguished road
Points: 9,229.21
Bank: 1,417.83
Total Points: 10,647.04
Default

What makes sense to White is Covington will agree to the bout for a couple hundred grand. Diaz won't show up unless he's guaranteed seven figures.
mp1110 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-28-2020, 06:52 PM #4
Papa Smurf Papa Smurf is offline
Contender
 
Join Date: May 2016
Posts: 203
Quoted: 82 Post(s)
Rep Power: 5
Papa Smurf has a reputation beyond reputePapa Smurf has a reputation beyond reputePapa Smurf has a reputation beyond reputePapa Smurf has a reputation beyond reputePapa Smurf has a reputation beyond reputePapa Smurf has a reputation beyond reputePapa Smurf has a reputation beyond reputePapa Smurf has a reputation beyond reputePapa Smurf has a reputation beyond reputePapa Smurf has a reputation beyond reputePapa Smurf has a reputation beyond repute
Points: 6,793.64
Bank: 1,178.91
Total Points: 7,972.55
Default

[Link View Has Been Removed. Click Here To Unlock This Content.]
Papa Smurf is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-28-2020, 09:21 PM #5
Anthony342 Anthony342 is online now
Undisputed Champion
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Long Island, NY
Posts: 9,218
Quoted: 2824 Post(s)
Rep Power: 31
Anthony342 has a reputation beyond reputeAnthony342 has a reputation beyond reputeAnthony342 has a reputation beyond reputeAnthony342 has a reputation beyond reputeAnthony342 has a reputation beyond reputeAnthony342 has a reputation beyond reputeAnthony342 has a reputation beyond reputeAnthony342 has a reputation beyond reputeAnthony342 has a reputation beyond reputeAnthony342 has a reputation beyond reputeAnthony342 has a reputation beyond repute
Points: 70,077.45
Bank: 20,528.05
Total Points: 90,605.50
Good Poster with an open mind. - Barnburner Merry Christmas Anthony! keep on postin - The Surgeon For always keeping your cool and objectivity - BKM-2010 Cheers!!!!! - Outworn No Message - Marchegiano 
Default

So they're finally gonna give someone that BMF title belt?
Anthony342 is online now   Reply With Quote
Reply

Share This With Friends

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
Forum Jump

 

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:29 AM.