Dana White Reveals Big News on Colby Covington- Will Fight Winner of Kamaru Usman and Jorge Masvidal

Published 04/20/2021, 8:02 AM EDT
NEWARK, NJ – AUGUST 03: Colby Covington battles Robbie Lawler in their welterweight bout during the UFC Fight Night event at the Prudential Center on August 3, 2019 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)


Jorge Masvidal and Kamaru Usman are all set to face each other at the UFC 261 main event. This fight is going to be a rematch between the two fighters. They had earlier faced each other at UFC 251, where The Nigerian Nightmare had defeated Masvidal via unanimous decision.

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The fight between Masvidal and Usman is going to be very important for the future of the Welterweight division. Recently, UFC President Dana White spoke about who could be the next opponent for the winner of the Usman vs Masvidal fight.

White clearly stated that if everything goes according to plan, Colby Covington will face the winner of the aforementioned matchup.

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“Who knows, anything can happen, guys get injured, things happen, timings, who knows, especially in this day and age, but that should be the fight that happens next.”

Covington is the No.1 ranked fighter in the UFC welterweight rankings and deserves a title shot. White agrees with the fact and is quite certain that the fight will happen. Covington last fought in the UFC at the UFC Fight Night: Covington vs Woodley event on September 19, 2020. He won the fight via TKO and made sure he was in position for a title match.

What to expect from the fight between Kamaru Usman and Jorge Masvidal?

‘Gamebred’ returned in 2019 after being away for almost 16 months, and when he returned, he seemed like a different fighter altogether. He won his next three fights via KO and that too against great opponents like Ben Askren and Nate Diaz.

Masvidal always gives his all when he competes. Fans expect to see entertainment when Masvidal is in the ring. Although, nothing like this happened in his last fight against Usman. The UFC ‘BMF’ and The Nigerian Nightmare put up a fight that was deemed boring by many.

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This time we expect the fight to be different, as Masvidal has promised to give us an entertaining fight while Usman wants to end this business once and for all.

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The fight between Masvidal and Usman is going to be great, and now with the announcement that Covington will face the eventual winner of the fight, White has given MMA fans some glorious news.

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Paras Pande

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Paras Pande is a UFC author at EssentiallySports who is pursuing his graduation in Journalism and Mass Communication. An ardent follower of the UFC, he has been covering the sport for 2 years now. Before joining the team at EssentiallySports, Paras gained expertise as an MMA writer whilst working with Sportskeeda.

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