At the post fight press conference of UFC 241, UFC president captured the attention of the media in attendance when he said he had to stop Jorge Masvidal from getting into an altercation with Colby Covington.
According to White, Masvidal had been attempting to switch seats all the way down his row until he’d reached Covington — his former friend and training partner turned rival.
It turns out Dana might not have been entirely incorrect.
“Dana definitely did have a talk with me. I mean, [Tyron] Woodley was a witness to it, my manager was a witness to it. There was rumours. Max Holloway was right next to me,” Masvidal said, speaking with Submission Radio. “And I see Colby there, and he’s been talking shit already for months online about me, about teammates. I go, hey, let’s talk like men, address me like a man. Mind you, he had just said that he called me and told me, hey, do a flying knee for the Ben Askren fight. Then when we start fighting he said we haven’t talked in two years. The guy’s just a habitual liar, and I’d love to just put it out there now.
“So, he hasn’t talked to me in about a year and a half, though he’s telling everyone he just talked to me to give that Ben Askren thing, and then you’re saying all this stupid shit. I go, hey, let me talk to you, man. He goes, ‘man, be a professional’, and he turns around.
“I go, ‘Yo, let me fucking talk to you, stop talking shit online, I can’t hear nothing, let’s go outside and talk’. And he said, ‘That’s cool bro, I’m a fucking pro, I’m not going to be doing that’, and he just kind of turned his back and starts kind of walking away, like, gets a little further for me. I said, alright, whatever. Before I know it, Dana White’s calling me over here trying to be funny – ‘Masvidal, I don’t need you giving out no three pieces and a soda’. I go, fuck, what’re you talking about, man? I’m just here watching the fights, what are you talking about? He goes, ‘I got Colby over here telling me you’re trying to fuck him up, don’t do nothing.’
“Alright, fucking snitch.”