Image source: Colby Covington's Instagram (@colbycovmma)
In the aftermath of the triple title headed and final UFC PPV card of 2019, Dana White has started to discuss what could be next for Colby Covington who lost to Kamaru Usman in the main event of UFC 245.
It was well documented that the negotiations for the fight between Covington and Usman led to some friction between the UFC President and “Chaos”. Covington blasted Dana White several times stating that White was unfair and deceitful in negotiations.
However, at the UFC 245 post-fight press conference, White stated that he has no problem with Covington, that he wishes for him to heal up and, upon his return, could face Tyron Woodley.
“I don’t have a problem with him. I don’t have a problem with Covington. I’d love to do him and Woodley next. That would be a fun fight, but if he has a broken jaw, he ain’t going to be around for a minute.
After a war like this, he’s going to have to go rest, take care of himself for a while and then we’ll see what he wants to do.”
Covington and Tyron Woodley have had some back and forth altercations stemming back to when Woodley was the welterweight champion; another grudge match for Covington.
The UFC President went on to insist that he has no issues with Covington, and he has dealt with fighters like him for the past 20 years.
“Listen, I’ve dealt with his type a million times in the last 20 years. You can tell he’s not happy that tonight did not go as he planned. He came out with a game plan, whatever the hell he had going on in his mind that he was going to do or whatever was going to happen, and Usman stomped all over that. We’ll let this kid go back, heal up and figure out what’s next.”