Dana Eyes Covington’s Next Opponent

While Colby Covington did not get the job done at UFC 245, that does not mean this is the end of the road for the welterweight contender.

Speaking to the press following Covington’s stoppage loss against UFC welterweight champion Kamaru Usman, UFC President Dana White had an idea of what’s next for him.

“I don’t have a problem with him. I don’t have a problem with Covington,” White told reporters, as Covington made it clear he wouldn’t let White put the belt on him if he won. “I’d love to do him and [Tyron] 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.”

“Listen, I’ve dealt with his type a million times in the last 20 years,” White said about Covington’s recent verbal tirades. “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.”

Initial Report: MMA Fighting

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