UFC welterweight Neil Magny was not a fan of Jorge Masvidal’s street antics.
In the main event of UFC 272, Colby Covington convincingly defeated Jorge Masvidal in a five-round bout. After that defeat, Masvidal decided he had not had enough of Covington and allegedly attacked Colby outside a Miami steakhouse. Covington pressed charges and Masvidal was later arrested on battery charges. He was released on bail the same day.
Fellow welterweight contender Neil Magny recently commented on the matter.
According to Magny, Masvidal’s actions were unsportsmanlike and made MMA “look bad”.
In an interview about the fact, Magny told MMA News’ James Lynch:
“That was just to me like taking a step in the other direction,” said Magny. “Here you have some athletes doing great things and then you get some nonsense like that to take place kind of like makes the sport as a whole look bad.”
“We’ve gotten so far away from like a bunch of meatheads just fighting in a cage era to being like elite athletes that are competing in a cage against one another. So for him to do something like that just takes it back to like the old school primitive days of MMA, in my opinion.”
Magny also said that the whole ordeal made Masvidal look bad, given that he had 25 minutes to do whatever he wanted to Colby.
“I just think it was low, distasteful and it was low and I feel like Masvidal being where he is at and what he’s accomplished definitely should have known better and done better.”
“The thing that makes it worse, too, he had an opportunity to fight Covington in a sanctioned fight for 25 minutes to do whatever you want. I get that man spoke about your family, I get that he said some inappropriate things to you but you had 25 minutes to settle your disputes. If you didn’t do it in that 25 minutes then that’s on you.”