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What Colby Covington said off-camera as he returned backstage after beating Jorge Masvidal in a grudge match

COLBY COVINGTON declared himself the ‘King of 305’ as he made his way backstage following his confrontation with Jorge Masvidal.

The former interim welterweight champion dominated his old friend in the main event of UFC 272 on Saturday night to get back into the win column.

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Colby Covington locked horns with Jorge Masvidal at UFC 272Credit: GETTY
Chaos dominated his former

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Chaos dominated his former ‘best friend’ with his wrestling for five straight roundsCredit: Reuters
And he called himself

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And he dubbed himself “the king of 305” as he made his way backstageCredit: GETTY

Covington was in a jubilant mood as he made his way backstage after his unanimous decision win over Gamebred, after which he yelled off camera, “I’m fucking running 305!

“I’m the king of 305.”

Covington, 34, dominated Masvidal with his wrestling for five straight rounds, despite being dropped and injured in the fourth.

Chaos was far from impressed with his display during the Battle of 305.

He said: “It wasn’t my best performance. Just a lot of emotions.

“He was a real friend of mine at one point in my career. … I let my emotions get the better of me.

“But it was still dominant. I showed the world how good I was.”

Victory in his grudge match with Masvidal saw Covington return to the win column – which he came out of after a decision loss to Kamaru Usman last October at UFC 268.

And he’s aiming to settle another feud – aiming for a showdown with former teammate Dustin Poirier.

He said: “I just took care of the garbage from the streets of Miami, now it’s time to take care of the garbage from the swamps of Louisiana.

Covington eyes showdown with Dustin Poirier after win over Masvidal

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Covington eyes showdown with Dustin Poirier after win over MasvidalCredit: AP

“Where are you at Dustin Poirier, asshole, you said it was on sight, name the site.

“Dustin get your wife down and bring that little kid that took us and I’ll see you soon, you’re next.”

Poirier, who is currently vacationing in Jamaica, responded to the call on Twitter, saying, “Bombaclot!”