After Colby Covington’s performance against Tyron Woodley, president Dana White admitted to prioritizing organizing matches between two old friends.
During the post-UFC 253 press conference, in addition to the events of the event or disagreement with Conor McGregor, Dana White also shared her intentions on two current Welterweight top names: Colby Covington and Jorge Masvidal.
White admitted the tournament was considering having two former teammates at the American Top Team face off after what they have shown recently. Even, the Masvidal vs. match match. Diaz 2 can be relocated to priority for this match.
“It is very likely that they (Masvidal and Covington) will be the next match.” – White said. “I don’t know if my staff has spoken to Nate yet. But after Colby’s match, why not have this one? This match will be very interesting. ”
Colby Covington and Jorge Masvidal both have been doing very well lately.
Once sponsored by Dan Lambert – the founder of American Top Team (ATT) and given the opportunity to enter the UFC, Colby Covington quickly became the main fighter of this gym.
However, since the trashtalk scene aimed at the Brazilian MMA community at UFC Sao Paolo in 2017, Colby was opposed by Brazilian boxers like Amanda Nunes, at this time, the American puncher started to go too far.
Not only rivals, even teammates who can compete with Colby like Dustin Poirier, close friend Jorge Masvidal also fall into the sights of this puncher. Disagreements caused by Covington caused Dan Lambert to speak out.
Colby Covington was the one actively making relationships with teammates at the American Top Team rift.
In early May this year, Colby Covington officially announced leaving the American Top Team, his relationship with Jorge Masvidal also officially from “old friends” to confrontation. In the post-match interview with Woodley, Covington made it clear he wanted to settle with Masvidal on the ring.
With the support of Dana White, Colby will probably soon fulfill his wish. Because his “best friend” Jorge Masvidal, despite losing at UFC 251 to Kamaru Usman, but still received positive support from the audience.