Former interim UFC welterweight champion Colby Covington, who last entered the octagon in March of this year, is likely to be out for longer than expected.
Jorge Masvidal’s controversial attack on Covington has sustained injuries that will put off his return to the cage indefinitely, according to potential American challenger Gilbert Burns.
“It was a dream fight, but there are rumors that things are very bad for Covington,” the Brazilian said in an interview with The AllStar. “He has a neck injury, something wrong with the nerves, because of which his neck has lost mobility. And his jaw was broken again – he had an operation, but it was unsuccessful. Now he is doing physical therapy and does not train at all. ”
Burns believes that Covington’s unusual silence is a confirmation of this information.
“If everything goes well, he will only return in March. This is what I heard. I don’t know if this is true or not, but I heard it from people close to him. In general, it seems to be true – this explains why he is silent. I think he will be away until at least March next year.”
In March this year, Colby Covington got his career back on track after another loss to Kamaru Usman, defeating Jorge Masvidal via unanimous decision.
Two weeks after the fight, Masvidal was arrested and charged with assaulting his former best friend, whom he ambushed at the exit of the restaurant. At the moment, former sparring partners are sorting things out through lawyers, however, UFC President Dana White has already said that the lawsuit will not become an obstacle to continuing their career.