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Morning Report: Colby Covington trashes ‘circus clown present’ Jorge Masvidal vs. Nate Diaz boxing rematch

Colby Covington won’t be tuning in to the upcoming boxing rematch between Jorge Masvidal and Nate Diaz. Two of the welterweight division’s biggest stars of the past five years are set to run things back outside of an MMA cage. After retiring following a fourth consecutive loss last April, Masvidal (35-17) couldn’t stay away from

Morning Report: Colby Covington trashes ‘circus clown present’ Jorge Masvidal vs. Nate Diaz boxing rematch

Colby Covington received’t be tuning in to the upcoming boxing rematch between Jorge Masvidal and Nate Diaz.

Two of the welterweight division’s greatest stars of the previous 5 years are set to run issues again exterior of an MMA cage. After retiring following a fourth consecutive loss final April, Masvidal (35-17) could not steer clear of the motion. In the meantime, his outdated foe Diaz debuted in boxing final August. They’re going to have half two of their inaugural BMF showdown in Los Angeles, on June 1.

Though Masvidal and Diaz are two of the extra distinguished personalities in fight sports activities, their first encounter was nothing however respect. Masvidal received the bout through a third-round TKO from a physician’s stoppage. The identical could not be stated for Masvidal and Covington’s historical past and struggle, the second to final for every.

The bitter rivalry between the 2 won’t ever finish at this level. Other than “Gamebred,” Covington has by no means been impressed by Diaz both, who misplaced his boxing debut towards Jake Paul by unanimous resolution. Finally, Covington suggests avoiding the upcoming pay-per-view occasion.

“I might put my cash on the followers, you realize,” Covington stated on SOSCAST. “Nobody desires to see this struggle. These guys aren’t boxers (laughs). I might give the cash again to the followers. I am sorry that you must pay for this circus clown present. This isn’t preventing.

“These aren’t even two boxers. These are two MMA fighters which can be going into the boxing ring. So, I’d say that I’d apologize to the followers, give them their cash proper again.”

In accordance with Covington, a three-time undisputed UFC title challenger, boxing usually is a “lifeless sport” in 2024. Matchups just like the Masvidal-Diaz rematch solely gasoline that notion for “Chaos,” particularly after seeing the profession the aforementioned Paul has crafted.

Diaz, 38, was Paul’s fourth and most up-to-date MMA-based opponent contained in the squared circle. Earlier than that win, Paul knocked out former welterweight champions Ben Askren and Tyron Woodley and received selections over Woodley and Anderson Silva. Nevertheless, Covington doesn’t see any of these bouts as reliable, which is why he thinks Diaz took the match.

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“He simply needed to take a dive for the cash,” Covington stated. “His UFC profession is over. He could not hack it within the UFC no extra with us All-Stars, so he needed to go take a dive.”

Since Diaz, Paul has moved on to boxing-centric opponents and earned first-round finishes of Andre August and Ryan Bourland. He subsequent collides with boxing royalty Mike Tyson this coming July.

Covington has set his sights on a possible conflict with Ian Machado Garry as his subsequent transfer in MMA; nevertheless, if he had been ever supplied a shot at Paul, he’d be throughout it.

“Yeah,” Covington responded when requested if he’d struggle Paul. “However he would by no means struggle me. He solely desires to struggle guys who’re over the hill, of their 40s and 60s, like Mike Tyson.

“Jake is aware of. I’ve seen Jake out in Miami. He is aware of who daddy is. He is aware of who the king of Miami is.”


TOP STORIES

Hopeful. Conor McGregor says UFC return is lastly set: “This summer, the Mac is back”

Enterprise. UFC reaches settlement to close out antitrust lawsuits, promotion agrees to pay out $335 million

Response. “Huge victory for UFC”: Fighters react to UFC’s $335 million settlement on antitrust lawsuits

Future. UFC class motion legal professional particulars next steps in settlement

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Goal. Michael “Venom” Web page desires Ian Machado Garry struggle at UFC’s return to England this summer season: “Maybe you could stop me?”

Plan. Donn Davis: Francis Ngannou makes PFL debut “no later” than September at Saudi Arabia PPV

Ripples. TKO Group Holdings stock jumps nearly 8 percent after UFC settles antitrust lawsuits

Closure. UFC releases statement after reaching settlement in antitrust lawsuits


VIDEO STEW

The MMA Hour.

BKFC Knucklemania 4 Pre-Combat Presser.

Ribas vs. Namajunas preview.

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UFC Linked: Nunes, Sandhagen, and Gordon.

Bellator Belfast Combat Week Vlog 2.

Full struggle.

Invicta 1 KOs.

Fancy D’arce from Again Escape.

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Fighter’s Movement with the creativity.

Cooking with Volk.


LISTEN UP

No Bets Barred. MMA Fighting’s Jed Meshew and Conner Burks focus on UFC Vegas 89 and the return of Rose Namajunas, plus Bellator Belfast finest bets.


MORNING MUSIC

If attainable, I wish to get extra involvement and interplay, as I’m all the time seeking to soak in additional sounds. So, go to Twitter, use the #MorningReport hashtag, or discover certainly one of my tweets with it, and drop me a jam you’re at the moment actually into. I’ll choose one of the best one alongside my each day alternative and provide you with a shoutout!

Earlier than that, some Clairo.

Pat, with the holiday vibes, observe the person for excellent MMA enterprise perception. Within the meantime, take us away, Michael.

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SOCIAL MEDIA BOUILLABAISSE

I want this had been unbelievable.

Fastened.

Ok-1.

Prepared.

Emptiness.

At all times am.

Zombie fights.

Workforce Grasso.

Smiles.

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Large information.

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Prep.

Diamond.

Media day.

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Behind-the-scenes photoshoot with the fighters #YuRiShim who can be dealing with RENA

3/23 (Sat) Doorways open at 12:00 / Begins at 14:00
※ Opening fights begin at 12:30
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— RIZIN FF English (@rizin_English) March 21, 2024


FIGHT ANNOUNCEMENTS

Tim Means (33-15-1, 1 NC) vs. Uros Medic (9-2); UFC Vegas 91, April 27

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Karen Date (8-2) vs. Yerin Hong(4-3); Pancrase 342, April 29

Takasuke Kume (25-7-4) vs. Yusuke Kasuya (13-8-2); Pancrase 342, April 29

Puja Tomar (8-4) vs. Rayanne Amanda (14-7); UFC Combat Evening, June 8


FINAL THOUGHTS

PGF on Combat Cross is improbable. In case you haven’t heard about that match, it sounds tremendous thrilling. The extra eyes, the higher.

Thanks for studying!


EXIT POLL

Ballot

Which boxing match pursuits you extra?

This ballot is closed

  • 7%
    Jorge Masvidal vs. Nate Diaz 2

    (25 votes)

  • 38%
    Mike Tyson vs. Jake Paul

    (126 votes)

  • 53%
    Equally curiosity/uninterest stage

    (176 votes)



327 votes complete

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