Throughout the days leading up to UFC 272, Colby Covington and Jorge Masvidal have had no shortage of verbal jabs to trade.

In the main event of Saturday’s pay-per-view, the talk will become secondary when the former friends turned enemies finally meet inside the cage at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. Although the pair had plenty of expletive-filled insults to hurl at each other during the pre-fight press conference and during the final staredown at ceremonial weigh-ins, Covington (16-3 MMA, 11-3 UFC) continued the back-and-forth with Masvidal (35-15 MMA, 12-8 UFC) on social media Friday evening.

Covington offered his assessment of Masvidal’s demeanor after their final pre-fight staredown and suggested he take GHB, a date-rape drug that he previously accused American Top Team coach Mike Brown of consuming during his fighting career.

Gamma hydroxybutyrate, commonly known as “date rape,” is a depressant and psychoactive drug that can cause hallucinations and amnesia, among many other side effects. It also has been known to be used by some bodybuilders due to its anabolic effects that aid in building muscle and reducing fat.

“Maybe you should try that juiced up little drug addict Mike Brown’s favorite trick to take the edge off and fight on some GHB,” Covington wrote on Twitter. “Yeah I said GHB, but Brown did HGH too because he’s a nut less bitch just like you.”

Hey @GamebredFighter you looked real nervous bud… Maybe you should try that juiced up little drug addict Mike Browns favorite trick to take the edge off and fight on some GHB. Yeah I said GHB, but Brown did HGH too because he’s a nut less bitch just like you. #ufc272

— Colby Covington (@ColbyCovMMA) March 5, 2022

At Thursday’s pre-fight press conference, Covington accused Brown, a former WEC featherweight champion and UFC veteran, of taking human growth hormone and other drugs during his career. After a second public claim during fight week, Brown defended himself and his fighter on social media Friday evening.

“In a sport where the lines of fact and fiction are becoming more blurred all the time, @gamebredfighter has always stayed true to himself and he’s as real as they come,” Brown wrote on Twitter.

In a sport where the lines of fact and fiction are becoming more blurred all the time @gamebredfighter has always stayed true to himself and he’s as real they come. Tomorrow night #UFC272 #AmericanTopTeam pic.twitter.com/cfJSXXVU6x

— Mike Thomas Brown (@mikebrownmma) March 5, 2022

Shortly after his final fight in 2013, Brown began to shift the focus from his own career to coaching at ATT. He was MMA Junkie’s Coach of the Year in 2017 for his work with a host of top stars including Joanna Jedrzejczyk, Amanda Nunes, Dustin Poirier, and the two men involved in Saturday’s main event.

All of the talk will culminate in the non-title main event of UFC 272, where Covington will face his former roommate and coach in one of the most heated rivalries in recent memory.

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