Dana White made his appearance at the post-UFC 285 press event and addressed a variety of subjects. The UFC president was elated with Jon Jones' return to the circuit and also expressed thoughts about Valentina Shevchenko's shocking defeat to Alexa Grasso to lose the Flyweight strap. While that was about the fights that had culminated at the event, as for potential fixtures he mentioned a Welterweight fight that could turn out to be "Fun".
During the media event, Dana White was asked to present his view on Shavkat Rakhmonov's callout to Colby Covington. At the event, Rakhmanov decimated Geoff Neal via submission and following that in the post-match comment section he issued a challenge to Covington. Covington, who last graced the Octagon in March 2022 against Jorge Masvidal, is ready to come back, as per White. And hence the match-up between Rakhmonov and Covington made sense to the UFC boss.
“That’s fun,” White told reporters at the UFC 285 post-fight news conference. “That’s a fun one. I’m not making the fight. I’m just saying that sounds fun. I didn’t know he did that, but we’ll see.”
“Colby’s ready to fight,” White said. “He’s ready to fight, and he’s ready to fight anybody. I know we’ve reached out to him for a couple of different fights, and he said yes to it, but it just didn’t work out.”
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