Covington (16-3 MMA, 11-3 UFC) and Masvidal (35-15 MMA, 12-8 UFC) closed out the build to Saturday’s anticipated grudge match between former friends and teammates with a final faceoff at UFC 272 ceremonial weigh-ins, and it was predictably heated.
After successfully making weight on Friday morning, Covington and Masvidal got a few good hours to rehydrate before getting a final good look at one another.
Dana White was taking zero chances with Colby Covington and Jorge Masvidal at the final #UFC272 faceoff.
Who wins the grudge match?!? pic.twitter.com/H9L3HQottd
— MMA Junkie (@MMAJunkie) March 5, 2022
Similar to their staredown at the emotionally-charged pre-fight press conference, UFC president Dana White and additional security members on the stage made sure there was no behavior between Covington and Masvidal that could potentially jeopardize the contest. Both men were kept well apart from one another, but that couldn’t prevent them from talking when they locked eyes.
Check out the video of the Covington vs. Masvidal ceremonial weigh-in faceoff above.
UFC 272 takes place at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. The main card airs on pay-per-view following prelims on ESPN and ESPN+.
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