Colby Covington already has several feuds simulating with fighters on the UFC roster and now there are two more added to that roster who train under the same roof as him.
Last week, the outspoken former middleweight champion turned to the junk bag Jorge Masvidal, whom he called his best friend on time, as he made his way into the UFC middleweight division.
Masvidal made a lot of noise in the division after knocking out Ben Askren and Darren Till in successive battles, but he landed on Covington's radar after accepting the title fight against the defending champion Kamaru Usman in UFC 244.
] When the UFC couldn't put up with Covington for a bid for the title fight, they immediately switched gears from asking Masvidal to take his place. That was enough for Covington to release his teammate from the US top team in a viral message on social media.
According to Covington, his problems with Masvidal extend far beyond dealing with a jockey for a shot put in the title, but it was definitely a move that forced him to react.
"You are now in my sights. It's been a long time. People think we are friends recently, but this friendship is long overdue. "
While contenders for the heavyweight title continue to root for each other publicly in interviews, Covington says he has not been close to Masvidal for nearly two years.
The origin of their problems began after he fought Demian Maya in Brazil, and the friendship effectively ended after he won the intermediate heavyweight title with a win over Rafael dos Anjos in 2018
. was defeated by Demian. Then Maya had to come and clean the tracks and completely rethink Demian Maya in his hometown of Sao Paulo, then the relationship ended, "Covington explained. Jorge is jealous. He was bitter. He wanted something he couldn't, who was beating Demian Maya and was able to fight for the title.
"Then as soon as I won the belt, then he completely turned me on and he started talking to me – in the gym, in the fights he tells me things. I'm like a dude stop. You are a light circle. Want to see how I and Jorge go? Go to YouTube. I didn't even try. I know haters don't know how to get a girl involved, but they need to learn how to get involved on YouTube. "
As for the future, Covington is not interested in whether he runs into Masvidal at the gym, on the street or at the UFC Octagon because he is happy to arrange their beef anywhere.
"He's in his feelings," Covington says of Masvidal. "I'm the best wrestling champion, Jorge is the best feeling champion. It's all about your feelings. He is jealous that I am making more money, I am fucking hot chicks and if he wants to come and say something to Colby Choas Covington, he will hit his head to the mouth.
"A real possibility is he is my next fight, If Usman continues to play games and hardball with the UFC, they can just undress him and I could be me against Jorge. I'm not afraid to go this route and I have to fight it. It's a pretty easy fight, but if we have to fight, we have to fight. Maybe we beat before then. We both train in the American top team under Dan Lambert, so you never know what's going to happen. "
Covington also managed to get under the skin of Dustin Poirier as he prepared for his duel against Habib Nurmagomedov at UFC 242 last weekend.  Poirier aimed his teammate during a post-fight press conference when he said he would never sell out a teammate like "e-King Colby Covington."
According to him, Poirier's fiery response stems from a fight prediction he made on his Instagram page, where he chose Nurmagomedov to win while commenting that his native Louisiana "can't stuff his nose" much less than download.
"That's the only reason Dustin is crazy about me and calls me selfie because I was against him in the battle," Covington said. "But how does this sell me? If I bought something and he knocked. I present to the people of the week selected in America. I don't want to mislead people. That is why I am the champion of people, because I bless people and make their bank accounts again. So if he's crazy in my opinion, I'm sorry, you could prove me wrong. You can prove that my opinion is wrong.
"I have proved that his opinion is wrong. Dustin chose against me, he is best friends with Robbie Lawler, he chose Robbie and he wanted Robbie to beat me. Did I go crazy? Did I apologize? No, I went out there and proved him wrong and beat Robbie Lawler's ass every round and set UFC records. He could do the same, but no, he wants to justify "Colby was chosen against me, he was sold." "
According to Covington, he actually offers to help Poirier prepare for Nurmagomedov by suggesting that he train together, so he
Covington claims that Poirier refused him and then paid for his harry in the duel.
"I was ready to offer my services to help him train to show him that pressure, the style of fighting pressure, and he did not want to accept it," Covington said. "He wanted to be better than everyone else in the gym. That's why I've never respected Dustin. All these people who act like such nice and nice people on camera, they are the complete opposite when the camera is not on. They are fake as they treat others who cannot do anything for them.
"I see how he treats people who can't do anything about him. He refers to them as s – t. He acts better than them. He is an egomaniac and it is a pity. He is the bully of all these guys, but he can't bother me and he knows that. He knows I'll kick his ass. ”