Dana White claims Colby Covington might not get the next shot at Tyron Woodley

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If there's one bitter rivalry that needs an outcome inside of the Octagon, then it's the welterweight championship fight between Tyron Woodley and Colby Covington.

Covington has matched his troll-like attitude with dominant performances inside of the UFC's Octagon to cement himself as the number one contender in the 170-pound division.


Chaos' villainous attitude hasn't sat well with everybody, but it was enough to propel him into an interim welterweight champion role, which the UFC stripped him of when he was unable to compete following sinus issues.

Since then, The Chosen One dismantled Darren Till with a hand injury keeping him out of a bitter clash against Covington.

It now looks as if the fight could happen next year, but The Ultimate Fighter Finale 28 may have scuppered those plans if Dana White is to be believed.

Several contenders have been bubbling away in the division with Rafael dos Anjos and Kamaru Usman finally clashing in a highly anticipated contest, with The Nigerian Nightmare picking up a convincing win over the former UFC lightweight champion.

When speaking to Michael Bisping after the event, White admitted that Usman may have just done enough to secure a welterweight title fight against Woodley, meaning it's not a guarantee that Covington will get the next opportunity.


He said: "I don’t have any answers yet.

"You know, this thing (Usman vs. Dos Anjos) just happened three minutes ago Mike. Let me get home and figure this thing out.

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“But no seriously, it was a great fight. Covington is obviously there. But I’m one of these guys man, I always like – if you just fought and are coming off a dominant performance against a stud, like ‘RDA’, I’m looking at you.

"Covington hasn’t fought in a while. He got injured. He didn’t defend his title. You know, all that stuff. Listen, in one fight Usman, look I used to talk a lot of smack about Usman. But in one fight this guy turned me around. And now that makes me excited to see the Woodley fight.”

"Yeah, we will see. You’re right. There is obviously lots of good options out there (for Usman). But after seeing what I just saw, all I can think of right now is Tyron Woodley.”

With a dominant victory against RDA, it's hotting up at the top of the welterweight division with Woodley now playing the waiting game to determine which exciting name he'll be defending his title against next.

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