All indications pointed to Masvidal and Covington as the coaches when the UFC announced the show’s return. If Jorge Masvidal were competed The coaches, according to Dana White, will be welterweights. However, since the UFC desired a sold-out crowd in Jacksonville, those plans were altered. Covington was left on the outside looking in when the promotion wanted to book Kamaru Usman vs. Jorge Masvidal 2.
“That was never an official call. They were throwing things out, everybody is calling me out, everybody wants to fight me,” Masvidal said to ESPN. “They are throwing numerous things out at a time. Me being a coach on The Ultimate Fighter with Colby was probably never going to happen because I was for sure going to end up in handcuffs. You can’t pay me enough money to hear this idiot, Nah it’s not happening. You can’t pay me enough money to have to do six weeks with this f*g idiot. I would have gone to jail for a fact and I’m not trying to go to jail.”Instead of coaching The Ultimate Fighter, Masvidal will face Kamaru Usman in a rematch at UFC 261 on April 24. He hasn’t fought since losing a decision to Usman in a battle he took on short notice on Fight Island in July.