Colby Covington can’t wait to get back inside of the Octagon to fight UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley for the strap.
Covington earned the interim welterweight title after being able to score a decision win over former UFC lightweight champion Rafael dos Anjos in the co-main event of the main card for UFC 225 pay-per-view event at the United Center in Chicago, Illinois
So here is the situation, ESPN’s Ariel Helwani reported that the UFC is considering stripping Covington of the interim welterweight title because they want to book the UFC welterweight champion against rising prospect Darren Till.
However, there is a little bit more to this story as Till told MMA Fighting that he was offered the fight and Woodley turned it down but supposedly, Covington is out of the fight.
Moving along with this interesting story, Covington immediately clarified the situation during a recent interview on Submission Radio by stating that he does need some time to recuperate from some health issues.
Once he does then he still under the belief that his fight against Woodley will still go down later this year.
Covington has made a name for himself in the UFC welterweight division not only for his actions inside of the Octagon but for what he says out of it through interviews and social media.
“We’re looking at doing it in November, December. You know, I need a little time off, I need to do a little recovering,” Covington said (transcript courtesy of Bloody Elbow). “I’m only human, man, I gotta get a little vacation. I just can’t keep running my body through the ground, going through training camps. You have to be strategic, and you know, November, December works for me. I had little health issues after my fight, so I’m getting those taken care of and by the year’s end I will unify my belt and retire Tyron Woodley for good.”
“I think the storyline that makes the most sense, this is the biggest fight that the UFC’s gonna make this year,” he continued. “There’s still questions regarding when Conor McGregor’s coming back, who knows when he’s coming back. They don’t know when Daniel Cormier is gonna fight again because he’s got a broken hand. So, this is the biggest fight that UFC can serve.”
“So, if you wanna serve the biggest fight between Colby ‘Chaos’ Covington and TyQuil Woodley, they need to serve it up at the world’s most iconic arena, and that’s Madison Square Garden in Manhattan New York. So, that makes the most sense for the fight.”
“If Tyron Woodley gets cold feet, which I think he will, deep down inside he knows what I used to do to him, he knows I took his soul at American Top Team,” Covington said. “So, if he gets cold feet and he backs out, then I guess the perfect storyline that make sense for the pay-per-view is I guess Toronto against that little syrup sucker Georges St-Pierre.”
“He’s been seeing aliens, he’s been doing all kinds of things. Who knows what’s going on in that guy’s head. But he has expressed interest in wanting another fight, so if TyQuil can’t come together and get his grip together to sign a contract, then I guess I’m going after GSP in Canada and I’m gonna go north of the border and I’m gonna be going and getting some poontang over there. He’s getting poutine, I’m getting poontang.”News Now - Sport News