Kamaru Usman includes his very first name defense group in rock with a fight Colby Covington in the very close to future.
While that has ever been the expected fight, UFC president Dana White staged the match up on Saturday night when asked in what comes alongside its welterweight winner.
Right now there’s no date for its fight because Usman is still dealing with double hernia operation following a dominant five circular performance against Tyron Woodley to acquire the name in early March.
“The welterweight division has never been more intriguing. It is indeed piled and exciting at this time. I don’t think we’Id declared that date yet however that’s the future fight,” White confirmed when asked about Usman vs. Covington.
“When Usman is way better, he had double hernia operation, right as he’s better from that, that fight will be made. There’so many fantastic match ups in that division at this time. ”
Covington has been awaiting for his shot at the name since last year after he became the interim winner having a unanimous decision win against Rafael dos Anjos in June 2018.
Delays, operations and fundamentally the UFC’therefore choice to put Usman in the name fight Woodley kept Covington out of getting a shot at the belt however now it seems he can finally receive his opportunity at welterweight gold.
It seems the only delay is awaiting for Usman to cure out of his operation and the UFC can look to book that the highly anticipated welterweight title fight with Covington after this season.