Former UFC interim welterweight champion Colby Covington was recently mentioned as a potential opponent for Darren Till — that was before Till was booked to fight Covington’s training partner Jorge Masvidal.
Covington, however, was not interested in this fight, maintaining that, as the recent interim champion, he has earned a title shot against undisputed champ Tyron Woodley.
Speaking on episode 109 of BJPENN Radio, Colby Covington explained why he had no interest in fighting Darren Till — who he refers to as ‘Darryl’—and wound up bashing UFC middleweight champion Robert Whittaker and upcoming light heavyweight title challenger Anthony Smith in the process.
“Let’s be honest, Darryl The Dough Boy, he hasn’t earned it,” Covington said. “He didn’t even throw one strike in his title fight. I’m already a champion. Uncle Fester (UFC President Dana White) wrapped a belt around my waist so, I ain’t got time for that going backwards small shit, you know. Getting guys coming off losses, you know, that’s a waste of my time. I’m only fighting for a title, I already had a title wrapped around my waist. If anything, here’s some career advice for Darryl the Dough Boy. Go up to 185 [pounds] ’cause there’s not real athletes there. Let’s be honest, Robert Whittaker is a champion there. Or you know what? Eat some more Darryl The Dough Boy. Go up to 205, they’re handing out title shots to bums, guys like Anthony Smith can get a title shot.”
Colby Covington also took a shot at Dana White for ever suggesting a fight with Darren Till.
“Uncle Fester, he’s just mad that he saw one of his side chicks sweating me on Instagram so this is his way of trying to get back at me,” he said. “It’s not my fault that I’m raw American steel and sex appeal, it’s not my fault that Uncle Fester is fat and he’s on the HGH train now he’s got those little saggy t**ties going. The thing is, Uncle Fester doesn’t get what he wants. He’s on my time now so I’m not doing anything they want me to, they think they’re gonna get me to do.”
What do you think of this multi-target verbal attack from Colby Covington?
This article first appeared on BJPENN.COM on 1/23/2019.