‘Brain injury’ – Masvidal explains why UFC can get sued for Colby Covington title shot

Jorge Masvidal questions Colby Covington's title shot, given the latter's brain injury claims.

By: Milan Ordoñez | 2 months ago
‘Brain injury’ – Masvidal explains why UFC can get sued for Colby Covington title shot
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UFC ‘BMF’ champ Jorge Masvidal continues to argue against Colby Covington’s promised title shot against Leon Edwards. “Gamebred” spoke to the reporters during this week’s UFC 287 media day, where he brought up his run-in with “Chaos” last year. 

Colby Covington claims he sustained a brain injury

In March 2022, Covington was allegedly assaulted by Masvidal outside a Miami steakhouse. Apart from claiming property damage amounting to $90K, the former interim champion also claimed he sustained a brain injury from the incident. 

And for Masvidal, such an injury makes Covington ineligible to fight. 

“I currently have three felonies because this bitch Colby says I gave him a brain injury, so how the f–k is he going to fight for any title is what I want to know,” he said during the media event (quotes by MMA Fighting). 

“The UFC is going to get sued if that guy goes in there and something like that happens. Because supposedly, allegedly — because I didn’t do shit — he says I gave him a brain injury. I didn’t do shit to him.

“That dude has a brain injury, like I said, so he’s claiming. I’ve got three felonies on my head because this guy is saying he’s got a brain injury. I’m pretty sure on the medical level, you can’t fight if you have a brain injury. 

“Like always, this guy is full of shit. I’m no doctor or nothing, but whatever.”

Masvidal unbothered by Colby Covington’s presence at UFC 287

Masvidal will return to action after more than a year on the sidelines this Saturday at UFC 287 in the co-main event against Gilbert Burns. Given that the event takes place in Miami where Covington claims to be the “king” of, his presence in the event would be unsurprising. 

But for Masvidal, that won’t be an issue at all. 

“I don’t give a flying f–k [if Covington is at UFC 287]. All I know is that he has a restraining order on me. I have to stay 100 feet from this individual. 

“I don’t even know why he would put such a thing on me because I’m, like, the coolest guy. So my mind is still blown on why he has a restraining order on me.”

UFC 287 will be headlined by a title rematch between Alex Pereira and Israel Adesanya. 

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Milan Ordoñez
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Milan Ordoñez has been covering combat sports since 2012 and has been part of the Bloody Elbow staff since 2016. He’s also competed in amateur mixed martial arts and submission grappling tournaments.

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