The deep history between Masvidal (35-15) and Covington (16-3) has been the source of MMA media content for several years. The pair were once like brothers as “Gamebred” played the part of an older sibling and mentor to “Chaos” in the early stages of his MMA and UFC journey. They even lived together and were often posted in the others corner on fight night not that long ago.
However, that all changed when Covington discovered that tapping into the divisive side of fight promotion would be a far faster route to fame and fortune. Combining his elite-level fighting talents with verbally bashed cultures, fellow UFC talent, and even his teammates at American Top Team — including Masvidal — as he quickly rose up the ranks to become a top contender in the welterweight division.
In recent years, as Covington’s star has shined brightest, he has attacked the man he once called his best friend by calling him “Street Judas” — a derivative of his “Street Jesus” nickname — a bad father and a poor husband. While Masvidal has called his one-time bestie a coward. Well, they will get to air all their grievances in the Octagon and settle their beef on March 5, when the frienemies square off in the main event of UFC 272 in Las Vegas.
Jorge Masvidal’s calls out Colby Covington’s hypocrisy in Judas Covington: The Real Street Judas video
There will no doubt be many more verbal jabs to come between both in the lead-up to the bout and on fight week, but on Wednesday night, Masvidal chose a different format in which to bash his former roommate. The 37-year-old posted to his Rumble.com account a documentary-style video titled Judas Covington: The Real Street Judas.
Earlier in the day, the Miami native hyped the video and it doesn’t disappoint as it showcases Covington in all his hypocritical glory. The footage displays previous interviews of Covington giving love to friends and teammates and then completely changing course to make them out to be the worst individuals alive. There is a good bit of information that many fans who have followed the sport the last five years will be familiar with, but what makes the video worth a watch is the style in which it is all presented.
The documentary is entertaining and funny as Masvidal “exposes” Covington for his half-truths and threads in various YouTube shorts and MMA personalities to accentuate the absurdity of it all.
What are your thoughts on Judas Covington: The Real Street Judas? Were you entertained, unimpressed, or mildly amused?