UFC welterweight champion Tyron ‘The Chosen One’ Woodley will defend his title against another top contender in his division Kamaru ‘Nigerian Nightmare’ Usman at UFC 235 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on 2nd March.
Although, it was former interim champion Colby Covington who was supposed to fight for the title considering he has beaten Rafael Dos Anjos and Demain Maia before Usman did.
This move didn’t make Covington very happy and he went on a verbal rage on Ariel Helwani’s MMA show and lifted the lid on politics involved in UFC. He also blasted Dana White on the show.
However. Dana White hasn’t heard any of it, he said at UFC Brooklyn press conference.
“I haven’t heard one thing about Colby Covington,” he said.
“When opportunities pop up, take ’em,” White said. “When opportunity knocks, answer the door. Period, end of story.”
“You can ask anybody who’s been on this stage for a long time, when we call, if you take the fight, you take the fight. And if you don’t, other people will,” White said. “That’s how this thing goes. It keeps rolling. When we call and we make an offer, you take it. He didn’t.
However White said that Covington will be offered a shot at the title at some point in near future.
“He’ll get another shot. It’s just not going to be when he wanted and when he thought it was coming. Usman went in there and fought that fight (vs. Rafael dos Anjos). I said that night, I wasn’t shy about it, ‘Usman looked good tonight. I’d actually like to see Usman versus Woodley,’ and we got it done.”