Colby Covington No Longer Interim Champ: Dana White
Colby Covington and Dana White haven’t seen eye-to-eye in some time. And while their stand-off has seemingly reached an impasse, Dana White has made it clear that Colby is no longer the UFC Interim Welterweight Champion.
On March 2nd, Tyron “The Chosen One” Woodley will defend the UFC Welterweight Championship against “The Nigerian Nightmare” Kamaru Usman. Woodley was originally penciled in to fight Colby Covington for the undisputed welterweight title last year. However, that fight never materialized, and Woodley will now fight Usman instead.
While Covington has since laid the blame solely on White, claiming he lied to him, Dana has now laid down what’s-what. Speaking to Las Vegas Review-Journal, White said, “He’s not the interim champ. We offered a fight to Covington and Covington didn’t take the fight. I say it all the time, 20 years I’ve been saying this, I don’t know how many more times I’ve got to say it, this is a sport of opportunity.”
“When opportunity is there, answer the door, take it. If you don’t, it’s going to take you longer to get back to that belt. I liked the fight that Usman had, Usman was ready to fight anybody and he’s getting the shot.”
“Colby now is going to have to fight again and earn the spot to get back.”