The word “deserves” did some heavy lifting for the UFC during Saturday’s UFC 286 post-fight press conference.
According to the organization’s president, Dana White, who has often said he doesn’t matchmake on fight night, UFC welterweight champion Leon Edwards will face Colby Covington in his next title defense. Why? Well, according to White, because he “deserves” it.
And what did Covington do to deserve that matchup, which Edwards doesn’t seem interested in considering? In White’s words, “Colby came here and cut weight and did everything to be here for this fight.”
That statement, which the assembled UFC access media seemed to accept as gospel, has some Chunnel-sized holes.
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