Milwaukee celebrates Fat Tuesday

UFC 272

Milwaukee celebrates Fat Tuesday

After beating Jorge Masvidal, Colby Covington's likely to keep making it personal

Milwaukee celebrates Fat Tuesday

the customary show of sportsmanship and respect between athletes as their prizefights are getting underway.

Milwaukee celebrates Fat Tuesday

But for these two fighters, former teammates and roommates whose relationship soured in the most personal of ways

Milwaukee celebrates Fat Tuesday

there was just no way it was going to happen.

Milwaukee celebrates Fat Tuesday

That probably did not bother one person inside T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, or anyone watching the pay-per-view telecast, for that matter. 

Milwaukee celebrates Fat Tuesday

Everyone just slid a little closer to the edge of their seats

Milwaukee celebrates Fat Tuesday

if sitting was even an option for fans who had been waiting with rapt anticipation for this grudge match.

Milwaukee celebrates Fat Tuesday

The fight itself? It didn't live up to the fiery buildup. Oh, sure, there were mean stares exchanged at the end of each round.

Milwaukee celebrates Fat Tuesday

for a brief moment in Round 4, when Masvidal stung Covington with a punch

Milwaukee celebrates Fat Tuesday

sent him stumbling towards the ground, the fight felt like it might turn into a striking match. 

Milwaukee celebrates Fat Tuesday

But for the most part, what happened in the lead-up to their fiery chatter between rounds was little else but full control by Covington

Milwaukee celebrates Fat Tuesday

who used six takedowns and positional mastery to secure a lopsided dominant decision win (50-44, 50-45, 49-46).

Milwaukee celebrates Fat Tuesday

At the end of UFC 272, Covington tried to continue the ugly narrative.

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