UFC is trying to make Covington-Lawler happen. Recently, UFC President Dana White announced that UFC is trying to finalize the welterweight bout between Colby Covington and Robbie Lawler on Aug. 3 in Newark, New Jersey.
Talking to ESPN, Dana revealed that both the fighters have agreed to a match and the bout will probably be held at Prudential Center.
Covington was expected to face the Welterweight champion Kamaru Usman for the title, but, Usman is dealing with injuries currently and will be ready by November only.
Usman is ready to fight whoever, Dana wants. Usman said:
"He should be ready to go by November. Whoever Dana White says is next. He's the boss. If [Ben] Askren looks good, and that's who the UFC wants, he's next."
Covington is fighting for the first time since his interim title bout against Rafael dos Anjos in June 2018. He was stripped of the title due to inactivity.
"UFC needed a main event on short notice, so I agreed to defend my title in my first defense against the last real champion this division has had."
Covington told ESPN's Ariel Helwani.
UFC Fight Night on Aug. 3 will air on ESPN. It will mark the UFC's first trip to New Jersey since April 2018.