Covington Finds It “Sad” That People Believe Dana
Ahead of his chance at finally becoming UFC welterweight champion, Colby Covington is continuing his verbal assault on UFC President Dana White.
Covington, who was passed over twice for title shots against then champion Tyron Woodley, will headline UFC 245 on December 14th and is not a big fan of White’s business tactics.
While things seemed to have cooled down ahead of last month’s UFC 244, Covington is not the biggest fan of White.
“No, I haven’t talked to him at all,” Covington told MMA Fighting. “The only time I talked to him was right before the press conference before I went on stage I was like ‘hey Dana, how you doing?’ and you could tell he was a little afraid of me. He was like ‘how’s it going, how you doing?’ and I was just like I feel good. That was basically it. He went on the stage and we did the press conference and that was it.
“That’s the only words we’ve spoken to each other. I don’t have anything nice to say about him and I know he has nothing nice to say about me ever.”
“We went back and forth—this is the second time he’s done it. He had a fight in Dallas too [at UFC 228],” White said of Covington earlier this year “We said if you don’t want to fight Usman, we’ll give you Tyron Woodley.
“He turned down Tyron Woodley, too. You either want to fight or you don’t. When Colby Covington’s ready to fight, he’ll let us know.”
“It’s sad that he has that type of platform where people believe everything he says and they’re so gullible,” Covington said about White’s charges. “They just believe what they read, they don’t believe what they see. He wants to blame me but what about “Marty Fakenewsman”?
“He didn’t accept any fight. He wouldn’t fight me. He wouldn’t fight that journeyman Jorge Masvidal. He wouldn’t fight Leon Scott (Leon Edwards). He wouldn’t fight anybody.”
“Why is it put on me that I didn’t want to fight when you’re getting me a petty, bullsh*t offer when I built this thing up into something bigger than life. It’s a spectacle,” Covington said of an alleged offer from the UFC earlier this year. “I brought out the president and I wasn’t even fighting.
“It’s sad the narrative he tries to run and what’s even sadder are the fans and the people who actually believe anything that comes out of his mouth.”
“He’s always making up lies about me in the media, making these false and fake narratives. I’m not afraid to call a spade a spade,” Covington said. “Whether I’m brutally honest or not, people should recognized how real I am and people should now I always speak the truth when I talk in interviews.”
Initial Report: MMA Fighting