UFC welterweight contender, Colby Covington has put Dana White on blast following the UFC president’s decision to pass him up on a UFC title shot.
Earlier this week it was announced that Kamaru Usman will challenge the long-reigning welterweight champion Tyron Woodley at UFC 235 in March.
Covington won the interim-title last year and was expected the face Woodley on several occasions but the bout never came to fruition. White has since said that Covington turned down the chance to fight Woodley which the ATT fighter vehemently denies.
“Dana White’s out in the media saying ‘Colby’s not taking the fights, we don’t allow that in the UFC. He can go fight somewhere else,” Covington told MMA Junkie Radio.
“So what I’m saying is, OK, Dana. Let’s see if you’re a man of your balls. Let’s see if you’re a man of your word. Let’s see if you can stick to what you say. You said you don’t allow that in the UFC? All right. I’m testing you, motherf**ker. Let’s see how big your balls are. Release me, b***h.”
Covington later went on to confirm that he does not have a relationship with White and insulted the UFC president over his former business partner, Lorenzo Fertitta.
“I don’t really have a relationship with Dana White, and I don’t give a f**k about him,” Covington said.
“He’s cashing out – he made all the money off the fans, all the fans that built this sport, and they sold for $4 billion. And the reason the sport even is what it is is because of Lorenzo. So Dana hasn’t even done anything – he (was) just Lorenzo’s little check boy. He holds his coat for him and stuff. Dana’s already cashed out – he got all that money and he let it get to his head. He’s a piece of s**t person and he has no morals or values.”
The welterweight contender went on to predict the upcoming fight between his division rivals Woodley and Usman, saying that Usman was a scrub who will get beat.
“Woodley’s going to smoke him,” Covington said.
“Usman’s a scrub, and he shouldn’t even be in that position. He hasn’t even beaten anyone in the top 10 coming off a win. His only ranked wins are against guys coming off losses – and guys coming off losses that I already took their souls and left them (expletive) bloody and beaten and they had no will to fight anymore. He’s got a padded record. He shouldn’t even be in the position.
“But he’s talked his way up. He sucked off some people at the UFC and played that little role, so good for him – he gets to leapfrog the No. 1 fighter in the world.
“But let’s make it clear that he’ll never be the No. 1 fighter in the world because he’ll never beat me and, neither will either one of those scrubs. I’m the No. 1 fighter in the world and nobody’s f*****g stopping me.”