Dana White on Colby Covington as a back up option and Jones vs Miocic

"I didn’t even know it was such a big secret. We’re out there doing what we do"

by Sead Dedovic
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Dana White on Colby Covington as a back up option and Jones vs Miocic

During a conversation with reporters, Dana White revealed his plans for the future. The first topic was Colby Covington as a backup for the Usman vs Edwards match: “We didn’t keep him a secret. I didn’t even know it was such a big secret.

We’re out there doing what we do. I’m not really aware of what you guys know and what you don’t know until it happens. So, it wasn’t anything that was being kept a secret. We have a backup for every fight.

It’s never a big deal, nobody really asked, ‘Who’s the backup for this fight?’ And it’s not anything we really promote”. - he said, as quoted by mmajunkieusatoday.com

Jon Jones vs Stipe Miocic

Many hope for Jon Jones vs.

Stipe Miocic in July of this year. However, does the UFC really want such a fight and how realistic is it for it to happen? “Well, I don’t know. We’ll see. A lot of stuff goes on publicly that isn’t necessarily the case behind the scenes, but I hope so.

Stipe has never tried to get out of anything ever. This guy is looked at the greatest or one of the greatest heavyweights of all time, and I don’t think Stipe is trying to get out. Stipe’s been fighting his whole life, who’s he trying to hide from? You know what I mean? It doesn’t even make sense.

Plus, this will be if not the biggest, one of the biggest fights of his life”. One of the topics that was also discussed was the situation that Conor McGregor is having with USADA. This is not a field that Dana White is interested in entering.

“I have no idea. I don’t pay any attention to that sh*t. That’s not my job anymore, and I’m happy to be out of it. Talk to USADA, I have no idea. I want nothing to do with the whole drug testing side of this business. It’s a f*cking nightmare”.

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