Covington Dares White To Release Him
Colby Covington is not happy with his employers, as he was passed over for a Welterweight title shot against Tyron Woodley.
Covington would take UFC President Dana White to task on Monday, after it was confirmed that Kamaru Usman and not the former interim welterweight champion would get the shot at UFC 235 on March 2nd.
Covington told MMAJunkie that he plans to find White, “get in his face,” about why he was snubbed for the title shot.
“Dana White’s out in the media saying ‘Colby’s not taking the fights, we don’t allow that in the UFC. He can go fight somewhere else,’” Covington said. “So what I’m saying is, OK, Dana. Let’s see if you’re a man of your balls. Let’s see if you’re a man of your word. Let’s see if you can stick to what you say. You said you don’t allow that in the UFC? All right. I’m testing you, mother(expletive). Let’s see how big your balls are. Release me, b—h.”
Covington also espoused a conspiracy theory that he’s the victim of a power play between the UFC and Usman’s manager Ali Abdelaziz.
When asked of the actual fight, Covington claimed that “Woodley’s going to smoke him,” Covington of Usman’s first title shot. “Usman’s a scrub, and he shouldn’t even be in that position. He hasn’t even beaten anyone in the top 10 coming off a win. His only ranked wins are against guys coming off losses – and guys coming off losses that I already took their souls and left them (expletive) bloody and beaten and they had no will to fight anymore. He’s got a padded record. He shouldn’t even be in the position.
“But he’s talked his way up. He s****d off some people at the UFC and played that little role, so good for him – he gets to leapfrog the No. 1 fighter in the world. But let’s make it clear that he’ll never be the No. 1 fighter in the world because he’ll never beat me and, neither will either one of those scrubs. I’m the No. 1 fighter in the world and nobody’s (expletive) stopping me.”
“I don’t really have a relationship with Dana White, and I don’t give a (expletive) about him,” Covington told MMAjunkie Radio of the man who got him in the Oval Office to meet President Donald Trump in 2018.
“He’s cashing out. He made all the money off the fans, all the fans that built this sport, and they sold for $4 billion. And the reason the sport even is what it is is because of Lorenzo. So Dana hasn’t even done anything. He (was) just Lorenzo’s little check boy. He holds his coat for him and stuff. Dana’s already cashed out. He got all that money, and he let it get to his head. He’s a piece of (expletive) person, and he has no morals or values.”
Quotes Via MMAJunkie