Jorge Masvidal is no stranger to street fights as he picked up some wins on YouTube as a competitor in Kimbo Slice’s backyard fight videos.
UFC prospect Colby Covington and former UFC heavyweight champion Fabricio Werdum recently got into a heated altercation while down in Sydney, Australia, which is the site of UFC Fight Night 121 this Saturday night.
Covington filmed some of the incident and posted it on Instagram Live. According to the UFC prospect, Werdum punched him in the face. Covington also called Werdum an anti-gay slur.
Covington is no stranger to creating controversy in Brazil as it all began leading up to his fight with Demian Maia in Sao Paulo.
Despite that, he was a bit surprised when he heard about the incident that took place earlier this week in Sydney, Australia.
“Never seen a boomerang get involved in the action,” Masvidal told reporters during a media scrum ahead of UFC Sydney (transcript courtesy of Bloody Elbow “That’s my introduction to Australian street fights. That’s pretty crazy.”
“Nah, Colby’s Colby,” Masvidal said, when asked if he thought Covington should ‘reel it back.’ “That’s my partner. He’s gonna do whatever he wants. He’s not gonna definitely listen to me. He’s crazy, man.
I actually told him, though, right before we left – because he was scheduled to do some interviews with the UFC – and I told him, I go, ‘You should watch out, you know? If that dude said that, he probably would try to do something to you, put his hands on you.’ And it’s crazy that it happened shortly after. This was, like, 20 minutes before that happened. I told him, I was like, ‘Hey, be ready in case something happens, you know?’“
Although he has his own history of fighting outside of the cage in a professional sporting arrangement, Masvidal was relieved that he wasn’t involved in what happened in Sydney.
“You know, it’s crazy because I don’t want to be in, start more bad press for my sport and get fined and things,” Masvidal told reporters. “So, in a way I’m glad that I’m not there. I just, I don’t want to be a part of the chaos, you know? I’m not gonna run for it, if there’s a fight and somebody’s pickin’ it with me. Well, that’s what I love to do, so f-ck it. I might have to do a free one here and there. But I don’t want to. I don’t want to get in trouble. I don’t want no extra, negative media on me.”
“Colby’s Colby, man,” Masvidal reiterated. “He’s crazy, he’s on a different vibe. He’s got different plans, man. I don’t tell him what to do when it comes to that type of stuff. You know, he’ll listen to me, but at the end of the day that’s dude’s crazy, man. He’s gonna do what he wants to do, man.”