UFC President Dana White traditionally presents the winner of a championship bout with a title belt once the fight is completed, which is a problem for Covington, who promised to get physical with White if he tries putting the belt around Covington’s waist.
White, who has had a hot and cold relationship with Covington over the years, called the potential future champion a “big-mouth idiot.”
“Good luck with that,” White said at the UFC Fight Night Boston post-fight press conference (via MMA Junkie). “He’s a big-mouth (expletive) idiot.”
While the relationship between the UFC President and the former champion hasn’t always been the best, no scuffles or brawls took place between them before. White is still expected to attend the UFC 245 card at this time, despite the threat of violence against him by Covington.
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.