Colby Covington reveals undisclosed injury that forced Jorge Masvidal out of UFC 269

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In a recent interview with Submission Radio, Colby ‘Chaos’ Covington revealed the alleged injury that forced Jorge Masvidal to pull out of his fight against Leon Edwards at UFC 269.

“I’ll tell you the truth of what happened with Jorge for real,” Covington told Submission Radio. “I still have people at his gym (American Top Team) that still love me, you know, and I’m the peoples champ for a reason so I get the inside scoop on everything.

“That fragile dude, ‘Street Judas’ Jorge Masvidal, he broke his ribs. He fractured his ribs last Saturday in training and he had to pull out of the fight.”

“It’s too bad that people still love me over at his gym more than they even love him.”

Covington revealed more details on the alleged injury.

“That’s fact. I’m telling you guys the truth,” he said. “He went to the gym to train last Saturday, doing some sparring – not last Saturday but the Saturday before. Like eight days ago.

“He went to sparring at the gym, gets his ribs fractured, leaves the gym crying, goes to the doctor and gets the x-ray and they determine it’s fractured ribs.”

“He’s a fragile little bi**h,” he added. “He’s a brittle little bi**h. He tried to talk about me being fragile? That guy’s the most fragile guy on the f***ing roster. That guy’s a complete little joke, and it’s pretty funny. I think he’s finding out that he’s a nobody. He’s a bum and that’s why people are telling me whats going on with him.”

As a result of the injury, Covington is now pressing for a fight against Masvidal, but doesn’t think the feeling is mutual.

“If he’s a man of his word, he wants the thing that gets him closest to the title,” Covington said. “I’m the number one guy. You wanna get back to the title, you really wanna fight (Kamaru Usman) again, you’ll fight me Jorge.

“But you don’t really want that and you don’t wanna fight me. So all that talk that I’m fragile, that it’s in the streets, blah blah blah, all the bulls**t, your little street guy credit, it’s gone man. If you don’t fight me, it’s gone man. So this fight needs to happen.”

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