Dana White has stated he is working on Leon Edwards Vs Colby Covington and the winner would get a title shot.
White was talking to media at the UFC 2508 face-offs
“I think what we do now, with what happened to Khazmat, we’re looking at Colby vs. Leon. The winner of that fight would fight Usman next.”
With Khamzat Chimaev out, Dana White has turned his attention to Colby Covington as Leon Edwards' next opponent 👀 pic.twitter.com/P90nCqsoKM
— ESPN MMA (@espnmma) February 12, 2021
“That’s what makes sense right now. That’s the fight. Listen, for a guy like Leon, Leon accepts the fight with a No. 15 ranked guy who is a savage. Nobody else wants to fight this guy. He accepts the fight. The fight keeps falling out left and right. Now, this happens to him? We’ve got to go (up) with him, not (down) to show the kid the respect he deserves and stepping up and taking these fights and doing what he’s done. (We’ll) get him the right fight.”
Covington last fight was in September when he beat Tyron Woodley and Edwards last fight was a win over Rafael Dos Anjos in 2019.