Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson wants to put the "BMF" belt on the winner of UFC 244.
If former interim welterweight champ Colby Covington is to be believed, the UFC 245.
Covington, who fights welterweight champ Kamaru Usman for the undisputed title on Dec. 14, threatens to get violent if UFC President Dana White does his duty and straps the belt on the winner.
"Dana White," Covington told "Submission Radio." "I'm gonna take the belt." from him and slap him in the face with it. "
Covington relies on promoting fights. But at least by all appearances, there's a real rivalry between the fighter and promoter.
Strict of the interim welterweight title six months after capturing it, Covington is threatened to sue his promoter. He is facing a title shot. As time went on, its words grew more and more hostile towards the UFC executive.
"Slave labor negotiations."
Covington has not toned down the rhetoric one bit. Hey to do things his way if he wins the belt.
"I do not know what I'm doing, I'm doing what I do," he said. UFC's ass and say, f * ck you guys, i do not give af * ck about you guys, now you have to come to me ,
"So, you're gonna be calling me after December 1
White recently admitted the ex-interim champ's antics have made him a very popular commodity in the UFC. He still blamed Covington for the UFC 244 cancelation, saying the fighter turned down for a title opportunity for the second time after-champion Tyron Woodley.
What Covington sees is a promoter who makes it up.
"It's just funny to make him look silly," he said. "First off, his narrative was, 'He's ducking fights.' Oh yeah, that's why I took a fight with Robbie Lawler on three weeks' notice and I did not even train for it – your desperate ESPN show that needed the ratings and needed someone to show up and save the day. I did that for you. Now I'm in an undisputed title fight three months later.
"So, everything he says, it's never truthful, and just like the president (Donald Trump) says, truth is a force of nature. And I operate in readiness and operate in read. So, there's a difference between me and Dana White, and that's truth and lies. Honestly, I do not care what he says. He has a lot to say all the time, and I do not pay attention to him anymore. I do not follow him on any social media platform, so I could give a s * it less what he has to say. I'm showing up, I'm kicking ass, I'm taking names and I'm cashing the biggest checks in the sport, and that's that.
"Dana White needs to get his brain checked because he might have CTE if he's making up like that."
Provided injuries or other last-minute hiccups intervene Covington from getting his chance to take UFC gold from Usman. It's a rivalry that's escalated to fever pitch over the past year, and it should be big business at the box office. That should make both Covington and White happy.
As for the truth about who's telling the truth and who's lying, that can be somewhere in the middle. Covington just wants his presenter nowhere near the moment.