Colby Covington who’s riding on six-win streak has done all the struggle to earn a title shot against current champion Tyron Woodley. After defeating former lightweight champion Rafael dos Anjos in the co-main event of UFC 225 on pay-per-view (PPV) in Chicago, he is now holding gold of his own, an interim welterweight strap.
After winning that title, doesn’t mean that ‘Chaos’ is going to take a break when it comes to running Woodley down verbally. Covington says, he holds all the cards over Woodley and will dictate his terms about title unification bout with ‘The Chosen One.’
Covington was a guest at BJPenn Radio recently, where he gives a time frame for Woodley fight, would like to meet him at upcoming UFC event inside Madison Square Garden in New York later this year. (Via BloodyElbow)
“The thing is, now I hold the cards,” Covington said. “So I’m not gonna rush back to fight when he wants to fight me. We’re gonna fight when I wanna fight, and I wanna fight in November. That’s a good time frame for me.”
‘Chao also claims that the UFC welterweight champion turned down three or four fights in the past, that left him high and dry without a fight.
“I just fought fucking a month ago, I’m not gonna be fighting September, October” he continued. “I’ll be fighting in November. So, that’s what I’m looking at right now. I hold the cards. Tyron had his chance. We could have fought three or four times. They offered him three or four different cards in the past, and he cried, ‘Oh no! Ugh! I want a money fight! I want [Conor] McGregor. I’ll fight [Nate] Diaz.’ But then they offer him me and [he says] ‘Oh, I gotta get a shoulder surgery.’ So he’s came and gone. He’s on TMZ gossiping about the Kardashians. He’s in Hollywood with the liberal scum. He’s trying to do these B-list movie roles that go straight to DVD.”
“So, he could do all that little acting career, but he’s gonna fight me when I’m ready to fight, and that’s November. He doesn’t have the cards anymore, I hold the cards.”
Both men trained together before at American Top Team, where Covington claims he thrashed Woodley in the Coconut Creek, training room. Things are so bad between them that ‘the Chosen One; has blocked Covington on social media accounts.
Covington is pushing for the end of year date for a title fight likey at Madison Square Garden.
“I’m pushing for Madison Square Garden,” Covington said. “So, make sure you tell Woodley, Madison Square Garden. I would tell him on social media, but he lives in his little safe space. He blocked me on all the social medias, on Instagram and Twitter, so I can’t get at him and tell him Madison Square Garden. He’s acting hard out there saying, ‘Oh, I’m gonna do this to Colby. I’m gonna do that.’ But that’s all talk, man. Why you blocking me?”
Woodley has not competed since beating Demian Maia at UFC 214 in July 2017. He’s on the shelf recovering from shoulder surgery and plans to ‘take his life’ when they throw down in Octagon later this year.
“I ain’t never in my life, I ain’t never in my career, I ain’t never in my existence as an adult human being wanted to f**k somebody up so bad, beat somebody so bad, embarrass somebody so bad, end his career so bad, take his life so bad — and I don’t even say that figuratively. Literally, I’m gonna try to hurt him so f**king bad they’re never gonna want to let me fight in the UFC again, that’s a fact.”
Do you think UFC will grant Covington’s wish to book the fight inside Madison Square Garden?