Colby Covington and Jorge Masvidal rarely, if ever, do any interviews together, and there’s a reason for that.

In a recent interview with ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith, both Covington (16-3 MMA, 11-3 UFC) and Masvidal (35-15 MMA, 12-8 UFC) shared a screen – and yes, it went as expected.

The two fighters, who are scheduled to headline Saturday’s UFC 272 in Las Vegas, went at each other for six minutes, constantly swearing and talking over each other in a heated back-and-forth.

You can watch the wild ESPN interview in the video above.

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Following the interview, Smith gave his take on what he witnessed between Covington and Masvidal. You can watch that in the video below.

Covington and Masvidal were friends and teammates at American Top Team, but the two had a falling out over an alleged unfulfilled payment that turned them into enemies.

The now MMA Masters fighter is coming off a championship loss to Kamaru Usman at UFC 268 last November. He lost the fight by unanimous decision. It was Covington’s second title fight loss to Usman as he had been stopped in late 2019 by “The Nigerian Nightmare.” Covington is 8-2 in his past 10 trips to the octagon.

Meanwhile, “Gamebred” is also coming off a loss against the champ. Masvidal last fought in April at UFC 261, losing to Usman by knockout. It also was his second defeat to Usman. Prior to the pair of losses to Usman, Masvidal was on a three-fight winning streak, which included the “BMF” title win over Nate Diaz and the 2019 flying-knee “Knockout of the Year” over Ben Askren.

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