The timetable on a Colby Covington mixed martial arts (MMA) return remains cloudy after the former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) interim Welterweight champion recently won big in a poker tournament.
Covington’s last Octagon appearance came in March 2022 opposite best friend-turned bitter rival, Jorge Masvidal. Securing a dominant five-round unanimous decision victory in the main event of UFC 272 (watch highlights), Covington would come to blows again with Masvidal a matter of weeks later — allegedly.
Having a night out at the Miami, Fla., restaurant, Papi Steakhouse, Covington fell victim to an alleged sucker punch from Masvidal, who was wearing a mask and hood. Covington has since claimed that the attack broke his tooth, gave him brain damage, and damaged his $90,000 Rolex watch. Masvidal was later charged with two felonies and pleaded not guilty to the claims.
“Chaos” has remained abnormally quiet since the alleged incident and hasn’t appeared to be getting any closer to his next fight. From what Daniel Cormier has heard, it’s for the best, too.
“Colby Covington is dealing with some serious injuries from being brutally attacked on the street by Jorge Masvidal,” Cormier said on his DC & RC podcast. “Colby Covington needs to stay away from the public eye and do exactly what he’s doing and while making money? Hats off to Colby Covington.
“To be attacked in that way, viciously, it would be hard to come back and do other things. Colby Covington is doing what he needs to do, relaxing, playing some cards, and making money. So, it’s a good thing.”
Among possible match ups that awaited Covington following his Masvidal victory, Khamzat Chimaev seemed like the best option. However, the undefeated rising superstar will first have to handle business in his first UFC main event at UFC 279 on Sept. 10 versus Nate Diaz.
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World War 2 would of never ended if DC didn’t force the Japanese surrender, it had nothing to do with the atomic bombings.
Sure has not stopped his Poker Game imo
The facial paralysis he received from Jorge’s devastating pillow sucker has provided an advantage as other players can’t read him as easily.
Prayers and thoughts with Colby, Greasy Jorge and Scum bag piece of shit Bob Menery conspired to do irreparable, permanent, bodily harm and psychological punitive damages to the proud American Peoples Champion. Im glad DC can see the severity of this situation in an unbiased way much unlike his commentating On Any Given Fight Night… Colby if you’re reading this we’re all pulling for you!
That back stabbing 2 faced piece of shit Bob Menery needs to face criminal conspiracy charges.
As bad as the physical damage was, I only hope Colby gets the mental therapy he needs to come back from this…
He’s an even bigger piece of shit than Jorge is in this situation, at least George had a reason to dislike Colby…
He may need a sports psychologist.
PTSD is no small thing to overcome… you’re in our every thought and prayers Colby!
God bless him, not not George because he’s a coward cunt
him playing several rounds of poker, that takes alot of time, thinking and processing, would pretty much kill any “brain injury” argument
Has Colby been in the gym lately?
Colby is smart he knows everything he does. He’s been advised by someone prob his legal team or lawyer to lay low and not talk about an on going case at all until it gets through court. Hence the saying, Anything you say can and will be used AGAINST you in a court of law, nowhere in there does it say it will help you. People forget that.
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