Colby Covington, who will challenge for the welterweight title at UFC 245, will not allow Dana White to wrap the belt around his waist, should he win. Instead, Covington has decided that American commentator and political activist Candace Owens should do the honors.
Covington doesn’t like Dana White
The 31-year old fighter has been on uneasy terms with UFC president Dana White ever since earlier this year White gave Kamaru Usman a world title shot against Tyron Woodley instead of Covington. Since then the fighter began shooting on White verbally, referring to him as “Uncle Fester”.
“Everybody knows I ain’t got nothing to say to Uncle Fester,” Covington said on Wednesday’s athlete panel
“He’s not going to wrap that belt (around my waist) on Saturday night. I promise you that.”
Usually, Dana White wraps up the championship belts around the winner’s waits, but a precedent has already been set. Stipe Miocic, for example, chose not to have White wrap the belt around him at UFC 220 and, most recently the BMF title fight at UFC 244.
“It was tradition until they did the ‘Broken Mediocre Fighting’ championship last (month) in New York, and they gave away that Bernie Sanders participation trophy and they let The Rock put it on ‘Journeyman Jorge’ (Masvidal). So, I want Candace Owens to put it around my waist on Saturday night.”, the welterweight title contender said.
UFC 245 will take place this Saturday, December 14, in the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.