Colby Covington Doesn’t Understand Why People Believe Dana White

Former UFC Interim Welterweight Champion Colby Covington faces UFC Welterweight Champion Kamaru Usman for the gold in the main event of UFC 245.

One person Covington has had issues with is UFC President Dana White and Covington doesn’t understand why people still believe the things White has to say.

“It’s sad that he has that type of platform where people believe everything he says and they’re so gullible,” Covington said to MMA Fighting. “They just believe what they read, they don’t believe what they see. He wants to blame me but what about “Marty Fakenewsman? He didn’t accept any fight. He wouldn’t fight me. He wouldn’t fight that journeyman Jorge Masvidal. He wouldn’t fight Leon Scott (Leon Edwards). He wouldn’t fight anybody. Why is it put on me that I didn’t want to fight when you’re getting me a petty, bullsh*t offer when I built this thing up into something bigger than life. It’s a spectacle. I brought out the president and I wasn’t even fighting. It’s sad the narrative he tries to run and what’s even sadder are the fans and the people who actually believe anything that comes out of his mouth.”

The latest issue between the two arose before UFC 244, when Covington was expected to headline against Usman, but Covington turned down the fight due to a financial disparity between himself and the UFC.

Covington is also accusing the UFC President of making up lies about him to the media.

“He’s always making up lies about me in the media, making these false and fake narratives. I’m not afraid to call a spade a spade,” Covington said. “Whether I’m brutally honest or not, people should recognized how real I am and people should now I always speak the truth when I talk in interviews.”

UFC 245 takes place on Saturday, December 14 from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada with Kamaru Usman and Colby Covington headlining. Fightful is providing live coverage of the event, with a post-show podcast to follow.

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