Colby Covington and Jorge Masvidal went into the octagon at UFC 272 to punish each other for the hatred they both have for each other. Colby got the upper hand when it came to wrestling and controlled the fight. Consequently, Jorge Masvidal lost the grudge fight and it was certainly a disappointing night for him.
But even after battling the full 25 minutes in the octagon, both still wanted to keep the fight going. Still, let’s analyze what Jorge Masvidal did to win that fight at UFC 272.
MMA pundits and many fight fans speculated that Jorge Masvidal will be the better forward and Colby Covington the better wrestler in the fight. But it seemed like Colby was using his wrestling skills to drain Jorge, taking the edge off his punch. Consequently, Colby connected better when the fight was on its feet. This was a major disadvantage for Masvidal. The only thing he could have done was wrestle better. But Kayla Harrison, his teammate at ATT, thinks differently.
Kayla Harrison comments on the fight between Colby Covington and Jorge Masvidal
Recently, Kayla Harrison gave him an interview MMA lesson Ariel Helwani. She was asked about the fight between Covington and Masvidal. To which the PFL fighter responded by saying:
“You want to say whatever you want to say about Colby Covington, but he’s an amazing fighter… he’s got an excellent gas tank… he’s got a good fight IQ, he’s got good power, he’s durable, he’s tough… he is a good fighter.”
Kayla didn’t hold back on her praise colby for the skills he has. She added that it’s the 10,000 hours he’s put into wrestling that counts and keeps him ahead of his opponent. Harrison thinks that Jorge failed right here.
“Colby has 10,000 hours of wrestling. No matter what Jorge does, he probably won’t reach those 10,000 hours. He’s not going to get to the level where his grappling is so instinctive and so muscle memory and so high output.‘ Said Kayla Harrison.
All that praise from the opposing camp certainly shows the class of Covington’s skills. However, even after winning the fight, Covington is headed in a certain direction in the UFC. Let’s see what the UFC has in store for him in the future. Who do you think Chaos should fight next?
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