It appears that Colby Covington’s ongoing lawsuit against Jorge Masvidal won’t have any impact on his return to the octagon. Colby ‘Chaos’ Covington readiness to fight again has recently been confirmed by UFC president Dana White.
Colby Covington Returns to UFC
Additionally, according to White, the UFC is preparing for the reemergence of the longtime welterweight contender. At the press conference following the DWCS Season 6, Week 5 fight, the 53-year-old said:
“Colby wants to fight. Colby wants to fight, he’s ready to fight and we’re making plans for him here soon.“
Said: Colby Covington “wants to fight, is ready to fight and we’re making plans for him here soon,” says Dana White.
Colby Covington & Lawsuit
In a grudge match at UFC 272 earlier this year, Covington faced former teammate turned arch-rival Masvidal in a grudge match. The fight failed to resolve any issues between the two despite the fact that “Chaos” wrestled his way to a convincing decision victory.
Less than two weeks after their UFC 272 fight, “Gamebred” was accused of attacking Colby Covington in front of a Miami restaurant. According to reports, “Chaos” suffered a broken tooth, a wrist abrasion, and Rolex watch damage. Masvidal has entered a not guilty plea to one felony count of aggravated battery with a mask and one felony count of criminal mischief in the legal dispute between the two.
According to Gilbert Burns, Colby Covington returns in March 2024
UFC welterweight Gilbert Burns recently offered a conflicting account of the situation, despite Dana White’s assertion that Colby Covington is prepared to return to the octagon. Rumors suggest that “Chaos” has not fully recovered from the wounds he sustained in his altercation with Masvidal, according to the former title challenger.
‘Durinho’ claims to have learned that ‘Chaos’ is still undergoing physical therapy from sources familiar with Covington. Burns views Covington as a dream opponent, but rumors purport that the Miami native won’t return until March 2024.
Recently, Burns disclosed to John Hyon Ko of The AllStar:
“That would be a dream. The rumours [were] that he was very bad. He had a neck injury, the nerves were very bad — he lost a little bit of movement in his neck. He kinda broke his jaw again, he had surgery and the surgery didn’t go well. He’s still doing the PT [physical therapy], he’s not training. If everything goes okay, he’s only back in March — that’s what I heard. I don’t know if it’s true, but I [heard] from guys that know him. I think it’s true because he’s been quiet, he hasn’t said anything and I think he’s out until March next year.”