Dana White's full quote on Colby Covington not fighting Kamaru Usman at MSG from the UFC 244 press conference: "Colby Covington can say whatever he wants. We make fights for a living, that's what we do. We go after guys and say, 'This is next, this is the date, do you want the fight?' And obviously, he wanted more money to fight Usman. We went back and forth. This is the second time he's done it. He had a [title] fight in Dallas [last year], too. So, we said if you don't want to fight Usman, then we'll give you Tyron Woodley. He turned down Tyron Woodley, too. You either want to fight or you don't. When Colby Covington wants to fight, he'll let us know."
James Gallagher is in need of an opponent for next week's Bellator 228 headliner in Dublin, sources say. His original opponent Cal Ellenor is out due to injury. Bellator is currently working on finding a replacement.
USADA has suspended Sarah Frota for two years following a positive drug test for the steroid stanozolol. The test stemmed from an in-competition sample collection at UFC 240 in July. Gillian Robertson beat Frota by TKO on that card. Frota, 32, lost her two UFC fights after earning a contract on Dana White's Contender Series Brazil in 2018. The two-year suspension is retroactive to July 27. The Edmonton Combative Sports Commission has followed suit with a concurrent two-year ban.