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Colby Covington plans to return to the Octagon ‘soon’ claims Dana White

It appears that Colby Covington's pending lawsuit against Jorge Masvidal won't have any impact on his return to the octagon. 'Chaos' readiness to fight again has recently been confirmed by UFC president Dana White. Colby Covington is prepared to fight, according to UFC President Dana White, and the organization is preparing for him to compete soon inside the Octagon.

Colby Covington last stepped foot in the Octagon in March where he faced his arch nemesis Jorge Masvidal and won convincingly against him. However, the bad blood still continued even after their war inside the octagon was over. Masvidal assaulted Colby outside a steakhouse where he was hanging out with the famous youtubers named Nelk boys. In response to Gamebred’s actions Colby decided to press charges against him.

Covington reported to the police that Masvidal assaulted him outside the Papi Steak Restaurant, causing a fractured tooth and an abrasion on his wrist. Covington also said that his $90,000 Rolex watch, which he was wearing that evening, had sustained damage worth about $15,000.

The tone of Masvidal's voice and the hair Covington claimed to have seen poking out of his hoodie allowed him to recognize him. He claimed that during the alleged incident, his teammate UFC fighter had a surgical mask covering his face.

This was seen as a barrier in terms of Colby’s return to the octagon. But Dana White has made it clear that we will be seeing Chaos Covington very soon in action. The most notable matchup for Covington could be the winner of Khamzat Chimaev vs Nate Diaz. Chimaev, being the heavy favorite, will be in the contention to face Colby. These two can fight for the number 1 contender as the trilogy between Kamaru Usman and Leon Edwards looks set for early next year in Wembley, England.

Another interesting matchup for Colby Covington could be none other than Gilbert Burns. 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 say that "Chaos" has not fully recovered from the wounds he sustained in his battle with Masvidal, according to the former title challenger.

'Durinho' claims to have learned that 'Chaos' is still getting physical therapy through sources familiar with Covington. Burns views Covington as an ideal opponent, but rumors purport that the Miami native won't return until March 2023.

While speaking to the All Stars he said,

“That would be a dream. The rumors [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. I think he’s out until March next year.”

Who do you guys think that Colby Covington should face in his return to the octagon? Let us know your thoughts in the comment.


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