Dana White says that if Covington is able to defeat Lawler, a shot at the UFC Welterweight Title is going to be next.
“Covington is next in line, and he stepped up, he took this Lawler fight, and he’ll get the (title fight),” White said at the UFC 240 post-fight press conference (via Farah Hannoun of MMA Junkie).
“Yeah, that’s definitely a good fight to make,” White said. “Question is, where do you do that fight and how much security are we going to have? Welterweight division is ridiculous right now – stacked with talent and stacked with unbelievable fights, impossibilities.”
UFC Fight Night Newark takes place on Saturday, August 3 from the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey with Colby Covington and Robbie Lawler headlining. Fightful is providing live coverage of the event, which airs live on ESPN.