UFC President Dana White has confirmed that Colby Covington (15-1) is the mandatory challenger for the UFC welterweight belt that is in possession of Kamaru Usman (15-1).
“Yeah. That’s why I put Covington on ESPN against a guy like Lawler. You can say whatever you want about Covington, you don’t like him or whatever, but he put on a clinic against Lawler, who is a beast,” White said.
“Lawler’s been all the big fights, former world champion, hits like a truck, and Colby completely shut him down. His cardio was impressive, and the way he beat Lawler was even more impressive.”
“I thought Colby did a really good job of shutting Robbie down,” White said. “Kicks, punches, takedowns, he mixed it up. And his cardio was unbelievable. Unbelievable.”
The UFC President didn’t say when should we be expecting the fight.