What Does Dana White Think Of Potential Bout Between Jorge Masvidal and Colby Covington?
UFC President Dana White gave his take on potentially booking Jorge Masvidal vs. Colby Covington.
Masvidal and Covington were once friends and roommates. The two trained under American Top Team in Coconut Creek, Florida. Things took a turn when Covington went full tilt with his MAGA schtick. “Chaos” began hurling verbal jabs at Masvidal and other ATT members. It got to the point where Covington found himself out of the gym.
Speaking to reporters during the UFC 253 post-fight press conference, White said that it’s hard to ignore the bad blood between Masvidal and Covington (via MMAFighting.com).
“How do you not make that fight? That’s the fight that makes sense. The Nate Diaz rematch is going to be there no matter what happens.”
As far as whether or not White’s fascination with Masvidal vs. Covington puts talks of a Diaz rematch to bed for now, the UFC boss said the following.
“I don’t even know if we talked to Nate yet.”
Masvidal last competed on July 12 at UFC 251. He challenged Kamaru Usman for the UFC Welterweight Championship. “Gamebred” fell short, losing the bout via unanimous decision.
As for Covington, he defeated former UFC Welterweight Champion Kamaru Usman via TKO. The bout took place on September 19. This was Covington’s first stoppage win since August 20, 2016.
Covington has said that the only fights that interest him are Masvidal and a rematch with Usman. As of now, Usman is expected to put his 170-pound gold on the line against Gilbert Burns in the main event of UFC 256 on December 12.