UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley has been sidelined due to an injury in his recent title defense over Demain Maia and can’t seem to figure out what he wants to do next, at least in terms of his 170-pound title.
Woodley who has been targeting a fight with Nate Diaz for some time now and former lightweight champion Rafael dos Anjos who feels he is next in line for title blasted ‘The Chosen One’ for ducking him. Dos Anjos is 3-0 since moving up to welterweight, including an impressive victory over Robbie Lawler back in December,
Even UFC President Dana White said Rafael dos Anjos will fight for the belt when Woodley heals from recent shoulder surgery.
As per the recent report from BJ Penn’s Chris Taylor, the UFC is working on a UFC 224 interim welterweight title between Rafael dos Anjos and ranked no 3 Colby Covington.
Breaking! According to multiple sources close to the situation, the UFC is targeting an interim welterweight title fight between Rafael dos Anjos and Colby Covington for #UFC224 on May 12 in Rio. Nothing is official yet, but it sounds like the deal could be finalized soon. #UFC
— Chris Taylor (@CTaylor_96) March 22, 2018
Wrestling phenom Colby Covington is currently on a five-fight winning streak with likes of Jonathan Meunier, Max Griffin, Bryan Barberena, Dong Hyun Kim and most recently, former welterweight and middleweight title challenger Demian Maia this past October in Brazil. After the fight Colby who had repeatedly disrespected country of Brazil and referred them ‘filthy animals.’
UFC 224 will also feature women’s bantamweight title fight between Amanda Nunes and Raquel Pennington.