Dana White states Colby Covington, not Nate Diaz, likely next for Jorge Masvidal
Though it experienced appeared that Jorge Masvidal and Nate Diaz could possibly be on a collision class for a BMF rematch, UFC president Dana White appears like he’s location that a single aside… at least for now.
White has shifted from the BMF rematch to yet another grudge match in between previous American Prime Staff stablemates.
After Colby Covington dominated Tyron Woodley at UFC Vegas 11, White now wants to pit Covington in opposition to Masvidal.
Covington and Woodley have had a heated rivalry for the past few of several years, stemming from their time at American Best Crew. The identical can be reported for Covington and Masvidal, who utilised to educate with each other, but now despise every other.
The friction at American Major Workforce, which is a instead massive combat group, arrived at these kinds of a stage that Covington just lately remaining and formed his own team.
Requested if there were being any reality to the rumors that Covington vs. Masvidal could perhaps be upcoming as an alternative Masvidal vs. Diaz, White quickly confirmed the concept next UFC 253 on Saturday night time on Combat Island.
“That’s really probable,” mentioned the UFC boss.
“I really do not know if we’ve talked to Nate nonetheless. But yeah, after the Colby combat (with Woodley), how do you not make that battle (between Covington and Masvidal)?” he questioned.
“That’s the struggle that tends to make perception. The Nate Diaz rematch is likely to be there no make any difference what occurs.”
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