Colby Covington and Dana White. Photos: Kamil Krzaczynski-USA TODAY Sports, Stefan Romare/ MMANytt

Dana White reveals plans for next Colby Covington fight

“That would be a fun fight, but..."

If UFC boss Dana White gets his choice, he already knows who Colby Covington fights next. 

Love him or hate him, Colby Covington delivered a fantastic performance at UFC 245, even in a loss. He took it to champion Kamaru Usman, setting a high pace with intense striking exchanges, surprising many. Covington would go on to lose via fifth round TKO, but many fans are now interested in whats next for the brash welterweight – Something UFC president Dana White has revealed.

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It seems that White is interested in booking Covington against former welterweight champion Tyron Woodley.

“I’d love to do [Covington] and Woodley next,” White said at the UFC 245 post-fight press conference. “That would be a fun fight, but if he has a broken jaw, he ain’t going to be around for a minute. After a war like this, he’s going to have to go rest, take care of himself for a while and then we’ll see what he wants to do.”

As White mentions, however, there is a good chance that Covington will be out on medical suspension, as he did in fact suffer a broken jaw in his latest fight. Despite that, it is a fight that is still more than possible. There is bad blood between Covington and Woodley and there is reason to believe that the latter would wait to get his hands on the divisions antagonist. This seems especially true as Covington has grown in popularity in conjunction with the bout at UFC 245, making it more of a high-stakes fight.

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With roots in muay thai and as an avid combat sports fan, Sebastian Vendel-Martinez grew up while the MMA scene was blossoming in Sweden. He became part of the MMAnytt team in 2012 and has gone on to become one of the most prominent MMA reporters in Scandinavia. Currently he continues to work as a writer, reporter, video producer/editor and head editor for MMAnytt.com
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