Michael Chiesa Reacts To Covington Calling Out Dana White

The UFC’s welterweight division is currently in a very odd spot. Colby Covington won the interim 170-pound title this past summer. Unfortunately, a fight between Covington and undisputed welterweight champion Tyron Woodley was never able to be ma…

The UFC’s welterweight division is currently in a very odd spot. Colby Covington won the interim 170-pound title this past summer. Unfortunately, a fight between Covington and undisputed welterweight champion Tyron Woodley was never able to be made. Issues on both sides prevented the very personal rivalry from finding its way inside the Octagon. UFC […]

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Michael Chiesa Reveals Why Kamaru Usman Got Title Shot Before Colby Covington

Colby Covington is not a happy man at the moment. The former interim welterweight champion hasn’t been able to lock down a date to face Tyron Woodley for the 170-pound title. He recently went off on UFC President Dana White over the entire ordeal. Michael Chiesa, the newest addition to the UFC’s welterweight division, recently […]

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Colby Covington is not a happy man at the moment.

The former interim welterweight champion hasn’t been able to lock down a date to face Tyron Woodley for the 170-pound title. He recently went off on UFC President Dana White over the entire ordeal. Michael Chiesa, the newest addition to the UFC’s welterweight division, recently spoke on the matter in an interview on the “Pull No Punches” podcast.

“Maverick” believes Covington should have tried to hash things out with White privately before blasting the UFC boss publicly (via Bloody Elbow):

“I think Colby should have tried to talk more with Dana and management before he went public,” Chiesa said. “You don’t ever need to back down to your boss… They are not our employers, they’re contracting us.

“We’re in a position where collective bargaining and the Ali Act would be something, but that is out of sight for us. We need to look at the situation as it is.”

Now, Woodley will be facing Kamaru Usman at UFC 235 on pay-per-view (PPV). The Nigerian hasn’t lost a fight in nearly six years and is undefeated in the UFC. After his recent victory over Rafael dos Anjos, “The Nigerian Nightmare” will finally step into the cage against Woodley.

In regards to why the UFC was so comfortable going straight to Usman instead of trying to work a fight between Woodley and Covington, Chiesa doesn’t believe Covington has as strong a following as he thinks he does:

“People don’t really like Colby, he doesn’t have as big of a following as he thinks he does. That’s the problem.”

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Michael Chiesa Predicts a ‘Blood and Guts’ War with Carlos Condit at UFC 232

Michael Chiesa has experienced plenty of trash talk with past opponents but there will be none of that ahead of his fight at UFC 232. On Saturday night, Chiesa faces former UFC interim welterweight champion Carlos Condit, who is not only one of the bes…

Michael Chiesa has experienced plenty of trash talk with past opponents but there will be none of that ahead of his fight at UFC 232. On Saturday night, Chiesa faces former UFC interim welterweight champion Carlos Condit, who is not only one of the best 170-pound fighters of all time but the kind of mixed […]

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Michael Chiesa Attributes Weight-Cutting For Stunted Growth as Fighter

Michael Chiesa is having no second thoughts whatsoever about his decision to move up to welterweight for UFC 232 when he takes on Carlos Condit. A former mainstay in the lightweight top-10, Chiesa is convinced that he was never able to reach his full p…

Michael Chiesa is having no second thoughts whatsoever about his decision to move up to welterweight for UFC 232 when he takes on Carlos Condit. A former mainstay in the lightweight top-10, Chiesa is convinced that he was never able to reach his full potential in the division due to his weight-cutting struggles, and that […]

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Michael Chiesa Is Coming After All Of Conor McGregor’s UFC 229 Earnings

Michael Chiesa is coming after Conor McGregor aggressivel after the bus incident at UFC 223 that left him injured. Back in April, McGregor attacked a fighter bus by throwing a dolly through one of its windows. The shattering glass injured several fighters, including Chiesa. As a result, he was forced off the pay-per-view (PPV) card […]

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Michael Chiesa is coming after Conor McGregor aggressivel after the bus incident at UFC 223 that left him injured.

Back in April, McGregor attacked a fighter bus by throwing a dolly through one of its windows. The shattering glass injured several fighters, including Chiesa. As a result, he was forced off the pay-per-view (PPV) card and missed his scheduled fight with Anthony “Showtime” Pettis. Now, Chiesa is suing the Irishman for damages.

TMZ is reporting that Chiesa is coming after all of Conor McGregor’s UFC 229 earnings as a result. McGregor’s bus attack was intended for UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov, who was also on the bus. The pair wound up fighting months later, and footage of the attack was used in the promotion for the fight.

Since the incident occurred in New York, Chiesa would be protected by the Son of Sam law. The law states that those who profit off criminal activity are required to turn over the gains to the victim. McGregor once claimed that he expected to earn nearly $50 million from UFC 229.

Chiesa’s legal team claims that the bus incident drove up interest in UFC 229 and increased McGregor’s Proper 12 Irish Whiskey sales. He wants all profits turned over to him. Chiesa’s team said the following:

“By his own admission, [McGregor] engaged in the aforementioned conduct and acts with the premeditated intent and purpose of inflicting severe personal injuries and/or murdering Nurmagomedov, and sought to promote his brand and profit from his criminal activity.”

McGregor’s team offered the following response:

“This complaint is a routine but sad attempt to grab publicity in a case that should have been resolved months ago. We are pleased that Chiesa’s quick recovery allows him to continue fighting.”

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Michael Chiesa Lawsuit Claims Conor McGregor Bus Attack was ‘Staged, Reckless Publicity Stunt’

Michael Chiesa’s attorneys are claiming Conor McGregor staged the attack on a bus ahead of UFC 223 in order to drum up publicity for a future fight against Khabib Nurmagomedov. That comes from the latest filings in the ongoing lawsuit where Chiesa is s…

Michael Chiesa’s attorneys are claiming Conor McGregor staged the attack on a bus ahead of UFC 223 in order to drum up publicity for a future fight against Khabib Nurmagomedov. That comes from the latest filings in the ongoing lawsuit where Chiesa is seeking damages from McGregor after he was injured during the melee at […]

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