Colby Covington has revealed who he’s picking to win at UFC 228.
Covington recently underwent surgery to correct a nasal issue, which obviously would lead to some recovery time as a result but the UFC needs fights and they are on this trend of having two title fights for all pay-per-view events.
Covington can’t wait to get back inside of the Octagon to fight UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley for the strap but that won’t happen.
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.
The UFC was considering stripping Covington of the interim welterweight title because they want to book the UFC welterweight champion against rising prospect Darren Till.
It turns out that this was true and the fight was made for the upcoming UFC 228 pay-per-view event.
Thus, UFC decided it would strip Covington of the belt after he declined a fight at UFC 228 because he’s out until October or November.
The UFC 228 pay-per-view event is set to take place on Saturday, September 8, 2018 in Dallas, Texas at the American Airlines Center.
However, Covington believes that without the presence of Jon Jones or Conor McGregor, Woodley can’t sell pay-per-views. That’s exactly why ‘Chaos’ thinks the UFC should’ve stood pat and waited a month.
Covington stated in a recent interview that he’s taking Woodley to beat Till at this show and explained why.
“They don’t sell f*cking pay per views in the UK [where Till is from], and obviously no one cares about Woodley,” Covington told BJPENN.COM Radio. “He always has to piggyback off Jon Jones, and piggyback off Connor McGregor to make his money. So we know he can’t sell pay per views, so let’s be honest, this isn’t gonna do over 100,000 buys. They should have just waited for me,” he added.
“I would have easily got them 500,000 buys [if they had waited for me],” he said. “I’m a seller. I can promote. I know what I’m doing now, and I think they rushed it.”
“I never thought I would say this, but I’m actually rooting for Woodley,” he said. “I want him to win, because I don’t want him to f*ck up everything I built, I built this fight with him for over a year-and-a-half. I’ve been begging to fight him, dude, he’s ducking me every shot he can. So I’m begging for Woodley not to f*ck this up.”