White says Usman may get next title shot over Covington

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    UFC president Dana White has been heavily critical of Kamaru Usman in the past. But after seeing the “Nigerian Nightmare’s” dominant win over Rafael dos Anjos at the TUF 28 Finale on Friday, the outspoken company executive is starting to change his tune.

    “I’ve been talking a lot of smack about him in his last several fights because I feel like he talks too much and doesn’t do enough in the octagon,” White said of Usman during the post-fight media scrum. “Well, he looked damn good tonight. Tonight he went in, and he delivered. He was punching harder in the fifth round than he was in the first round. Just punching, kicking, wrestling – the whole thing…


    Dana White says Usman could leapfrog Covington and get title shot against Woodley
     
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    Its hilarious how they loved Colby to death up until he didn't do something Egg asked.

    Now he's on the shit list
     
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    The reaction will be 'Colby is getting screwed' but that's only because most fans are idiotic little crybabies whose default reaction is to whine.

    Usman deserves the shot more. Both of them have the exact two big names in their win columns, with the difference being that Colby lost to RDA in some people's eyes (not mine) whereas Usman steamrolled him. Usman is also undefeated in the UFC having beaten the guy who beat Covington. His run has been objectively more impressive than Colby's.

    Dana may give it to Colby anyway. This is a smart way of asserting control. The UFC has let the inmates run the assylum more than usual recently, and they like to control matchmaking.
     
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    I don't think the UFC has ever particularly liked him. There's no way of proving that though. Yes, there was the Trump photo but it would've been retarded to miss that opportunity and that occurred during the brief window he had leverage.

    The strong rumors were that the UFC wanted RDA as interim champ so they could strip Woodley to set up a potential Conor vs RDA fight for the WW title. There has been no indication they have ever particularly wanted to back Colby.
     
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    What happened with him?
     
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    He had that sinus surgery and couldn't fight T Wood when Egg wanted
     
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    You don't think they showed him tremendous favoritism setting
    up with the Interim Belt while T Wood was the most active Champion?

    He seemed to be Eggs new favorite girl for a time
     
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    As I said, I think they wanted RDA to win that fight. It wasn't like Colby was 'set up' with that fight either - he'd just beaten Maia and deserved it.

    I don’t remember the Egg ever verbally blowing Colby either.
     
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    Fair enough. I guess perception is reality. I saw it as Egg all happy with Colby
    and getting behind him up until he didn't do what he asked.

    Now he shits on him
     
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    Ah, yep...that'll do it.
     
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    I do agree at this point Usman deserves it more. 9 wins without a loss in the Octagon. Colby’s almost done just advance well but he’s lost in the UFC
     
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    Usman has been beating guys that that have already been beaten recently. He beat Maia which was fucking boring and beat RDA who just lost to Colby. Ponz or Wonderboy should be who he fights next.
     
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    I hope my friend Dana picks Usman
     
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    Are they the same people who thought Wilder beat Fury?
     
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    Woodley beats both Colby and Usman.

    He could prob do it in the same night.
     
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    T Wood will gas from the wrestling exchanges..Usman actually finishes twood.. Watch Shields vs Woodley..Usman is a 10x better version of Shields..Usman will wear him out in the clinch on the cage then start finishing his singles.. mark my words.
     
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    I thought Darren Till could beat T Wood because Marquardt beat T Wood.

    But that fight, like the Shields fight, was a long time ago.

    I was wrong, and so are you.
     
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    You'll see
     
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    Couldn't agree more, the UFC shouldn't be petty but at the time that fight would have done huge numbers.

    MAGA'ing by fighting a brash black super athlete in Texas ...

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    The fight lost momentum, a case can be made for Usman, so the fight may never happen.

    Again, the UFC shouldn't be petty but it'd be hard not to be frustrated with that missed opportunity.
     
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