There has been some tension between upcoming welterweight title challenger Colby Covington and UFC president Dana White for a while now and Covington’s latest appearance on Submission Radio would suggest things aren’t exactly getting any better.
The news that Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson will be putting the BMF title around the waist of either Jorge Masvidal or Nate Diaz has allowed Covington to reflect on who he would like to supply his new belt if he beats Kamaru Usman; or rather who he doesn’t want to supply the belt.
“I can tell you who’s not wrapping it around my waist, and that will not be Dana White. If he tries to wrap it around my waist, I’m gonna take the belt from him and slap him in the face with it.”
Covington further confirmed his distaste for the UFC president and the way the organisation is run by unleashing a tirade White.
Whether they love me, and want to see me win, or hate me and want to see me knocked out, I’m doing what I do best. What’s great about this is, this is an opportunity for me to just really shove this up the UFC’s ass and say, fuck you guys, I don’t give a fuck about you guys, now you have to come to me.
“So, you’re gonna be calling me after December 14th begging to get me back in there, and if you don’t come right next time, you know, I don’t need to fight again man. I already have enough money in my bank account where I don’t have to ever fight or do anything ever again. I’m making multi six-figure sponsors from Bang Energy, from a CBD company, from a betting website. So, I’m making more money in sponsors than Marty Fakenewsman’s gonna make in this fight.”
The welterweight title challenger then proceeded to say he enjoys making White look silly by proving him wrong. He also said he doesn’t care what White has to say as he lies all the time.
“It’s just so funny to make him look stupid and make him look silly. First off, his narrative was, ‘He’s ducking fights’, oh yeah, that’s why I took a fight with Robbie Lawler on three weeks’ notice and I didn’t even train for it because I had a cut and I saved your show. Your desperate ESPN show that needed the ratings and needed someone to show up and save the day. I did that for you. Now I’m showing up in an undisputed title fight three months later.
“So, everything he says, it’s never truthful, and just like the president says, truth is a force of nature and I operate in truth and he operates in lies. So, there’s a difference between me and Dana White, and that’s truth and lies. Honestly, I don’t care what he says, he has a lot to say all the time and I don’t pay attention to him anymore. I don’t follow him on any social media platform, so I could give a shit less what he has to say. I’m showing up, I’m kicking ass, I’m taking names and I’m cashing the biggest checks in the sport and that’s that. There’s not a man alive that can stop me right now.
“Dana White needs to get his brain checked because he might have CTE if he’s making up lies like that.”
After some long and drawn out negotiations it appears that Covington will finally get his shot at UFC champion Kamaru Usman at UFC 245 on December 14th.