Long-awaited showdown between UFC pair Jorge Masvidal and Colby Covington is lastly set to happen in March
Friends-turned-enemies Jorge Masvidal and Colby Covington will headline UFC 272 in Las Vegas on March 5 – and a few combat followers say it must be for the “MAGA” title in recognition of the help from two males to Donald Trump.
Welterweight duo Masvidal and Covington can have the chance to settle their long-standing feud at T-Mobile Arena after the pair verbally agreed to the combat, in accordance to ESPN.
The couple educated collectively on the American Top Team's health club in Florida and even lived collectively for some time as they solid their respective MMA careers, solely to quarrel over a coach's alleged non-payment. .
Covington has since left the health club and quite a few slurs and threats of violence had been exchanged within the ensuing interval.
From associates to # UFC272 opponents 🤝➡️👊
– ESPN MMA (@espnmma) January 12, 2022
After each males tried – and failed – twice to wrest the 170-pound UFC title from Kamaru Usman's iron fist, now's the time for “Gamebred” and “Chaos” to put finish to their quarrel.
While welterweights clearly have one thing to divide them, one factor they've had in frequent lately is their very public help for former President Donald Trump.
Covington, 33, made his crimson “MAGA” hat a mainstay of his media appearances throughout Trump's presidency and his marketing campaign for re-election, and closely included his political opinions into a part of his fighter persona.
Masvidal, who has Cuban roots, additionally puzzled the previous Republican chief – together with throughout an look alongside Donald Trump Jr. in a “Fighters Against Socialism” marketing campaign in October 2020.
The undeniable fact that Trump-loving UFC stars at the moment are combating within the Octagon has led some to argue that the “MAGA” belt must be on the road.
Jorge and Colby are combating for the MAGA belt. Trump will likely be suspended within the air and brought down within the arms of the winner https://t.co/mFCzwnONo3
– Shakiel Mahjouri (@Shak_Fu) January 11, 2022
MAGA title on-line https://t.co/9XKzEAtMpD
– J @ ¡R (@ JSquare25) January 11, 2022
MAGA World Title https://t.co/b3kd14l0ly
– Lamb (@ nickdais10) January 11, 2022
Masvidal, 37, already owns one of many extra casual accolades within the UFC having received the ‘BMF' (Baddest Motherf ** ker ‘) belt by beating fellow fan favourite Nate Diaz after they met on the ‘UFC 244 in November 2019.
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Trump has beforehand provided public help for Masvidal and Covington in response to their help.
The forty fifth US President has been a customer to UFC exhibits over time – most notably at UFC 264 at T-Mobile Arena in Vegas for the Conor McGregor and Dustin Poirier trilogy reunion final July.
If he discovered himself in the identical location on March 5 of this yr, Trump might need a more durable time supporting a frontrunner amongst two males who've each pledged their allegiance to his trigger.
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