Jorge Masvidal slams ‘cheating f***’ Colby Covington and shares snap of nasty wound from eye poke inflicted by rival during UFC 272 defeat
- Jorge Masvidal was poked in the eye by Colby Covington in their UFC 272 fight
- Masvidal went on to lose the clash against his fierce rival over five rounds
- ‘Gamebred’ has since posted a picture of the damage caused by the poke
- He wrote: ‘Almost took eyes out but all good u cheating f*** see u soon’
Jorge Masvidal has revealed the damage cause by an eye poke from ‘cheating f***’ Colby Covington during their UFC 272 fight.
Covington went on to beat his fierce rival over five rounds, taking a decision victory on the scorecards in Las Vegas.
In the first round of the contest, Masvidal appealed to the referee after sustaining a clear eye-poke, which is illegal in MMA.
Jorge Masvidal posted an image of the damage cause by Colby Covington’s eyepoke
Masvidal appealed to the referee at the time but Herb Dean missed the incident
Fighters are usually allowed up to five minutes to recover from such incidents if the referee sees it but Herb Dean missed the moment.
Masvidal battled on but the severity of the poke has only now become clear after he posted a picture of the wound on his eyelid.
He accompanied the snap with the caption: ‘Almost took eyes out but all good u cheating f*** see u soon.’
Covington won a convincing decision victory over his fierce rival in Las Vegas
There was no love lost between the pair in one of the UFC’s most vicious grudge matches.
Masvidal and Covington were close friends before their relationship turned sour for what ‘Gamebred’ says was his team-mates refusal to pay a coach what he owed.
Saturday’s welterweight match-up was a long time coming and it was the wrestling-heavy approach of ‘Chaos’ that won the day.
Masvidal found some success with his strikes and temporarily dropped Covington on one occasion but suffered with fatigue against his opponent’s relentless approach.
Covington outworked Masvidal, who spent much of his time fighting from the bottom