After being deprived of his promised shot at the UFC welterweight title, top contender Colby Covington has had plenty to say about UFC President Dana White of late. Of course, Covington isn’t the only person to make negative comments about the polarizing UFC boss recently.
Retired boxer turned promoter Oscar De La Hoya has also gone back and forth with Dana White over the last few weeks, even challenging the UFC President to a fight on the undercard of the next Canelo Alvarez pay-per-view.
Dana White, of course, is extremely unlikely to accept this challenge from Oscar De La Hoya. If the UFC boss did accept it, however, Colby Covington believes he’d be beaten decisively.
“Dana can’t even confront people to their face,” Covington said on the latest stacked episode of BJPENN Radio. “He’s talking shit to all these people in the media, you know, talking shit to Oscar De La Hoya, a guy who would dust him off the map with his shoes poked up in his little f***ing hooker’s dress and everything. It wouldn’t matter. It wouldn’t take one round for De La Hoya to dust up ‘Uncle Fester’.
Colby Covington also reiterated that, for him, it’s a welterweight title shot or bust. He says the UFC knows exactly where he stands, and assures he won’t be backing down.
“I haven’t heard anything from them and I don’t got anything to say to them,” he said. “They know where I stand and they’re not going to get anything out of me ’cause I’m standing my ground, I’m standing up for all the fighters that don’t have a f***ing platform. “
“They can’t stand up against the UFC,” he continued. “All the shit the UFC gives them, f***s all the fighters on the pay and just expects you to do things on a drop of a dime when they want it. All these fighters are yes-men, I’m not a yes-man, Jason, I don’t do things. When the UFC says to jump I don’t say ‘how high’, I’m not that guy. The UFC knows where I stand and I’m standing up for what’s right. People can hate me, they can love me, but you know I’m standing up for what I believe in and what I earned. In life you can only stand by your word and you gotta have big balls in life and that’s what I got.”
What did you think will come of the beef between Colby Covington, Dana White and the UFC?
This article first appeared on BJPENN.COM on 1/21/2019.