Dana White: I’d Take to Scrutinize Kamaru Usman Battle Tyron Woodley Next
Kamaru Usman dominating Rafael dos Anjos for five rounds no longer only earned him a ninth straight victory within the UFC nonetheless it’ll even admire put him at the close of the welterweight contender’s listing.
Following Usman’s design shut on Friday night, UFC president Dana White raved about his performance and the draw in which he decimated the dilapidated gentle-weight champion from originate as a lot as enact within the combat.
Afterwards, White no longer only gave Usman credit for a job well done nonetheless the performance may well presumably well even admire satisfied him that there’s a brand original No. 1 contender within the a hundred and seventy-pound division.
“I’d want to stare [Kamaru Usman] combat Woodley now after seeing that,” White acknowledged after the event ended. “Listen, Colby Covington pulled out of the combat, didn’t protect his belt, this, that, the complete lot.
“I’m this form of guys after I appropriate check out a combat like this, I want to stare Usman combat now. We’ll check out what happens.”
White made it clear that nothing has been decided as of right this moment nonetheless he also added that Woodley vs. Covington isn’t a done deal yet both.
All signs perceived to point in direction of the prolonged simmering rivalry coming to a head early next year with White confirming appropriate days ago that he wanted to make Woodley vs. Covington at UFC 233 in Anaheim on Jan. 26.
Now White looks to be having 2nd pointers on that thought whereas reiterating that Woodley’s next title protection may well presumably well even or may well presumably well no longer be towards Covington.
“Nothing’s assured in existence,” White acknowledged.
Sources admire acknowledged that no good offer had been made to both Woodley or Covington for the combat nonetheless talks had been ongoing with two focused dates in tips — UFC 233 in January or doubtlessly UFC 235 in March.
White’s most modern comments appear to throw every little thing into upheaval as he may well presumably well no longer be towards Usman getting the next title shot over Covington.
Clearly no combat has been made right this moment nonetheless it no doubt leaves a ramification of questions about what comes next within the title inch within the welterweight division.