The situation has gotten very serious between Jorge Masvidal and Colby Covington. The Cuban-American UFC welterweight has been arrested and the MMA world has been giving their reactions. That includes former lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov.
Khabib Nurmagomedov had an interesting take on the situation. The former UFC champion defended Jorge Masvidal and completely went off on Colby Covington for his parts in the situation.
“If you are stronger than someone inside the octagon, it does not mean that you can insult his children,” the former UFC champion, Khabib Nurmagomedov wrote on Twitter. “No one has the right to insult someone’s family. Once you have gone down this path, then be ready to back up your words. You were attacked by professional fighter, the same as you are, your own size, and you go press charges against him to the police? I think all welterweights should refuse to fight Colby, just don’t accept fights with him, let him sit without a fight, it will probably significantly affect him and all fighters who even think of insulting families, who is provoking the fighters to look for someone in restaurants to deal with him.”
Khabib Nurmagomedov is calling for welterweights in the UFC to boycott Colby Covington and avoid fighting him. The Russian is not happy with him talking about family and snitching to the police after the fact.
The update so far on Jorge Masvidal is that he is out of jail and on a $15,000 bond. The UFC star is expecting to get in big trouble with Colby Covington looking to press charges.