In news that should surprise no one, former interim UFC welterweight champion Colby Covington has called out Tyron Woodley in the hours following last night’s UFC 228 from Dallas.
There, welterweight champion Tyron Woodley submitted rising star Darren Till with a dominant, impressive showing in the main event, a fight Covington should have probably had. “Chaos” won the interim belt by defeating Rafael dos Anjos in the co-main event of June’s UFC 225 and was thought to be headed for his inevitable rivalry with Woodley.
Covington couldn’t fight at UFC 228 due to sinus surgery, however, so the fight went to Till. When Woodley sent him back down the ranks, Covington was predictably there to call for the fight he missed for a bigger stage later this year:
— Colby Covington (@ColbyCovMMA) September 9, 2018
Woodley is none too high on granting Covington a title shot because he claims the outspoken wrestler had the fight but ‘bitched out.’
He may have that stance alongside many other fans, yet the bout still seems like the most entertaining match-up to make at 170 pounds.
It’s safe to assume “Chaos” knows it, too, so don’t be surprised to see this rivalry get fired up again soon.