(Video) Hearing Dana struggle to justify giving Colby Covington a title shot is hilarious


The welterweight division in the UFC is heating up as the rivalry between Jorge Masvidal and Colby Covington continues to brew. Masvidal and Gilbert Burns, both ranked contenders in the division, have expressed their frustration with Covington being in line for a championship shot.

Masvidal and Covington have a history of animosity that has played out in public for years, with the two exchanging insults and engaging in verbal sparring. Similarly, Burns is determined to become the UFC welterweight champion and sees Covington as a potential roadblock to achieving that goal.

At the UFC 287 press conference, UFC President Dana White was asked about the possibility of Covington receiving a shot at the welterweight title against current champion Leon Edwards. White provided his perspective on the matter, emphasizing that Covington had done what was expected of him in cutting weight for his previous outing and deserved the shot.

Masvidal and Burns were not convinced and expressed their disapproval of White’s decision. Despite their objections, Covington remains in the running for the championship and the UFC 287 event promises to be a thrilling showcase of talent and skill in the welterweight division.

The co-main event at UFC 287 features a matchup between two highly skilled and accomplished stars, Gilbert Burns and Jorge Masvidal. Burns, known for his exceptional grappling abilities, will test the striking prowess of Masvidal in what promises to be a classic clash of styles.

Masvidal stands at an imposing 5 feet 11 inches tall with a remarkable reach of 74 inches. Burns, slightly shorter at 5 feet and 10 inches, has a reach of 71 inches. Despite the physical differences, both have successfully made weight at the welterweight limit of 170 pounds in their previous bouts.

The matchup between Burns and Masvidal is generating a lot of buzz among fans and analysts, with many anticipating a thrilling and intense spectacle. With both determined to secure their shot at the welterweight title, this co-main event promises to be a highlight of the UFC 287 event.