Colby Covington receives next title shot
Dana White confirmed on Tuesday night that Colby Covington’s victory over former champion Robbie Lawler sealed a fight against Kamaru Usman later this year.
“That’s why I put Covington on ESPN against a guy like Lawler,” White said when asked if the fighter was assured the next shot at the welterweight title.
“You can say whatever you want about Covington, you don’t like him, you don’t this, that, or whatever — he put on a clinic against Lawler, who is a beast. Lawler’s been in all the big fights, former world champion, hits like a truck and Colby completely shut him down.
“His cardio was impressive and the way that he beat Lawler was even more impressive.”
Covington previously held the UFC interim welterweight title just over a year ago, but was stripped of the belt when he was unable to face then champion Tyron Woodley.
Tyron Woodley releases new video
Tyron Woodley has released another music video to continue his exploits in the industry.
The former UFC welterweight champion released his debut album, Chaos Theory, earlier this year.
On Monday, Woodley dropped the music video for “Money and The Love” – which comes after “Beat Yo Ass” featuring Wiz Khalifa.
Dana White opens door for Cyborg-Nunes 2
The UFC president previously stated he was ‘no longer in the Cyborg business’ and she was free and clear to sign wherever she wanted.
However, White last night addressed the topic with reporters, saying: “It had to kill her to apologise to me. She did because what she did is one of the dirtiest things you can do. Fans and media need to get it though their heads she did not want to fight Amanda Nunes.
“She just needs to call me tomorrow.”