to ask Chael Suns how UFC 272 is being ruled by a nasty grudge match between welterweights Colby Covington and Jorge Masvidal does in terms of marketing and “The Evil” everyone will smile about it. But Sonnen has more insight into the fighting game of this matchup than the fight business, considering he’s known Covington well before he started in the UFC octagon as they both hail from the same city West Linn, Oregon.
Covington faces Masvidal on the basis of a narrative, which is more likely due to the two being best friends who trained together on America’s top team and under Masvidal’s famed striker, Paulino Hernandez. With some back and forth 4 years ago Covington and Masvidal have exchanged fight words against each other countless times since and it has been 3 years since Covington left American Top Team and Hernandez and is now training at MMA Masters.
Chael Sonnen believes Colby Covington will face Jorge Masvidal
Sonnen, a sporting legend who retired in 2019 with 50 professional fights, posted his official prediction on his YouTube channel about who he thinks will win that bad blood in the octagon at this weekend’s UFC 272.
“guys, I’ll take [Colby] covington,“ says sun. “Colby Covington is one of the most aptly named nicknames in our industry, ‘Chaos’, There is chaos when he fights, he is an outspoken thug with evil intentions. He’ll hit you while he’s trying to grab you, he’ll pull you down hoping your hand will break, there it is, He has terrible intentions…
to be allowed to [Jorge] Masvidal can stop a takedown? You bet your ass he can. Can he stop a takedown followed by a takedown followed by another takedown? No! It is different. MMA wrestlers who have a good career are going to get out there and have a chance. The big guys use that shot to set up the second shot, they use the second shot to set up the third shot, it’s called chain wrestling… The only way to chain wrestling within MMA is to do amateur wrestling, and Colby still does it.” closes suns.
What do you think of Sonnen’s reasoning for picking Covington as the winner? Do you think he’s absolutely right about Covington having a dominant advantage in the chain wrestling aspect? Do you think Masvidal will succumb to this in battle very soon? Or will Masvidal, who like Sonnen has 50 professional fights himself, lead the fight and quickly finish Covington in the batting department, resulting in a cold knockout?
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