Covington: GSP Ducking The Best Guys AT Welterweight
Welterweight contender Colby Covington who missed the opportunity to fight with undisputed champion Tyron Woodley after having nose surgery, instead of Darren Till who get a shot at ‘The Chosen One.’ Covington who won the interim belt after defeating Rafael dos Anjos will lose it after Till and Woodley begins fight at UFC 228 on September 8.
Covington likes to take on the winner Till vs. Woodley, in the meantime, he would want to take on another fight and show interest in Georges St-Pierre.
Former welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre who came from four years of hiatus to return at UFC 217 to score the middleweight title after submitting Michael Bisping. Shortly after winning the title, St-Pierre relinquished the title citing ulcerative colitis.
St-Pierre who’s feeling better and has a plan to move down to lightweight division, as he is only looking for a showdown that would benefit his overall legacy.
Covington isn’t impressed with GSP, said that instead of keeping legacy at welterweight St-Pierre looking out fight at lightweight.
“I know GSP is looking for a dance partner in Toronto,” Covington said on the latest episode BJPENN.COM Radio. “He claims to be the greatest welterweight of all time, but we all know that’s just claims. He doesn’t even wanna fight at welterweight anymore. He’s a little fucking bitch. He’s fucking trying to fight lightweights, and he’s doing anything he can to avoid the welterweight division, ’cause he knows I’m here now. He knows I’m the welterweight champ.
“He knows I’m the true welterweight greatest of all time, so we’ll see what happens, how things play it out,” Covington added. “You just never know.”
UFC president Dana White also showed a keen interest after hearing that GSP wants to return to the UFC Octagon either at UFC 230 in November or at UFC 231 in Toronto in December for a fight that will cement his legacy.
Currently, nothing is official when GSP will return.
Covington also throws another name in the hate that he can fight a former Strikeforce champ Nick Diaz, probably at UFC 230, his younger brother Nate Diaz slated to fight Dustin Poirier in the same card.
“Nick Diaz, that little woman-beater wannabe thug,” he said. “You never know if he’s gonna wanna fight on the same card of his little brother, and watch his little brother get his ass whooped by my teammate Dustin Poirier. So you just never know what happens in the meantime, but I’m 100% next [for the title fight].”
Do you think Covington should wait for a winner of Woodley vs. Till? Or should he take another fight for the time being? Are there any chances Covington can face GSP?