Dana White has grown tired of Colby Covington’s assertions that the UFC aren’t playing fair in negotiations for a Kamaru Usman vs. Covington welterweight title clash.
Earlier this year, all signs pointed to the 170-pound battle headlining the UFC’s annual show at Madison Square Garden, before the much anticipated Jorge Masvidal vs. Nate Diaz fight was put together.
According to White, it was a similar case as the last time Covington was in line for a shot at the belt, where he attempted to ask for more money when the UFC came calling.
“So here’s the thing with that,” White said during a UFC 244 press conference in New York. “Obviously, you heard me say in interviews after [Diaz defeated Pettis] that was the fight I was going to make.
“So Colby Covington can say whatever he wants, but we make fights for a living. That’s what we do. We go after guys and we say, ‘This is next. This is the date. Do you want the fight?’ Obviously he wanted more money to fight Usman. We went back and forth.
“This is the second time he’s done it,” White continued. “He had a fight in Dallas, too. So we said, ‘If you don’t want to fight Usman then we’ll give you Tyron Woodley’. He turned down Tyron Woodley, too. You either want to fight or you don’t. When Colby Covington is willing to fight, he’ll let us know.”