UFC President Dana White finds interesting the idea of organizing a duel between Shavkat Rakhmonov and Colby Covington, which the Kazakhstani fighter voiced after an early victory over Jeff Neil.
“It’s interesting,” White said in a post-UFC 285 press conference. “That doesn’t mean we’re going to do this fight, I’m just saying it sounds tempting. I didn’t know that Shavkat said that. Let’s see how things turn out”
At the same time, the head of the UFC assured that the American, who last entered the octagon a year ago, is ready to return to business.
“Colby is ready to fight. He is ready to fight anyone. We contacted him about two fights, he said yes, but nothing came of it.
Undefeated Shavkat Rakhmonov scored his 17th pro win over the weekend, finishing Jeff Neal with a rear naked choke in the third round, after which he said he wanted to fight Colby Covington or the winner of the title rematch between Leon Edwards and Kamaru Usman, which will take place in two weeks in London.