The drama between former friend Jorge Masvidal and Colby Covington seemed to have started on financial grounds.
According to Masvidal, Covington didn’t pay one of the coaches, who worked with both of them. “He ripped off my coach, that was his coach. We were with him until his title fight. After he won the title, he owed him a certain amount of money, didn’t pay him. I said if you don’t pay him I’m going to f—k you up. My coach got in between it, it doesn’t have to be like this, let it slide, since thing I ain’t talked to the dude. We were friends until he ripped off my coach and since then I ain’t talked to him. He’s mad because people don’t care to see him fight. They want to see him lose. That’s what they tune into. He does this whole heel thing because he couldn’t get people to regularly watch his fights so then he said if I go over the top, create this persona, people will hate me, then people will tune in,” Masvidal said.