UFC welterweight contender Jorge Masvidal takes on Darren Till this Saturday in England and during media day today, he had a lot to say about the way the sport of MMA is going.
Masvidal is not happy about the trash talking culture that has taken over the game, including the antics of his buddy Colby Covington:
“I could talk if I wanted to, but what am I going to say? ‘Oh, you’re a punk,’ and then he calls my mom names? It’s (expletive) childish,” Masvidal said. “I get it – the 17-year-olds are (expletive) eating this (expletive) up, and maybe a little bit older than that – maybe some people never got out of high school. But if it’s not like a genuine dislike between two people, and it’s not creative, either, where it’s just that annoying (expletive)-talk – ‘You’re an idiot.’ ‘Well, you’re stupid.’ – it’s (expletive) so stupid, man.”
“Colby’s a particular case because we’ve been friends for a long time,” Masvidal said. “I’ve known him six years, plus. So it’s more than just teammates – we’re good friends, and he’s doing his thing. Am I a fan of that? I mean, whatever – it’s not really what I care for. Everybody’s doing it. It’s not just Colby. I don’t want to just pick on Colby. Everybody’s doing it.”
“Can you get mad at Colby because he wants to put extra money in his pocket? No. But when you think about it, everybody’s going to be doing it? What the (expletive), man? Nobody has a little bit of personality? Nobody’s like, ‘I’m going to be myself today; I’m not gonna insult your mom.’ It’s corny, and it’s only going to get worse. We’re seeing it more and more. And I know you guys do it because the clickbait works so well and the fans eat it up.”