“[The UFC] never even called me about the [Colby Covington] fight. That’s the funny part. [He and Rafael Dos Anjos] fought June 9th, I never got a call even to fight him. I never got a call.
I just said [to him], ‘hey you won the boo-boo belt, now come get your ass whooped’. Now all of the sudden… [Covington] was supposed to fight me and then he said I talked all the shit now hold on…I gotta actually get in there with this dude and fight him. So he called Dana [White] and said, ‘hey, Dana um…my vagina’s sore…and um…I don’t think I can fight Tyron Woodley.’
So now I got somebody (Darren Till) who hit me up at 2:00 AM on Twitter saying, ‘sign the contract’. I hate when fighters do that. I don’t have no damn contract and who are you? Didn’t you just miss weight?
If you want to fight me have your manager set it up, have Dana White set it up and that’s the deal.”
UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley is ready to return to action. The question now is just that of who it will be against.
The obvious answer to that question, of course, should be the interim welterweight titleholder Colby ‘Chaos’ Covington. Unfortunately, Covington recently revealed that he’s dealing with some injuries that he needs to give time to recover before hoping to unify the titles against Woodley in November or December.
This put things into a bit of question, obviously, as now Covington is in jeopardy of losing his title and immediate shot at Woodley.
Seemingly next in line for a crack at the gold would be rising British superstar, Darren Till who recently earned the biggest win of his young career by beating Stephen ‘Wonderboy’ Thompson.
While Woodley says otherwise, Till claims he was offered to fight Woodley while Woodley turned it down.
It will be interesting to see how things shake out in the coming weeks atop one of MMA’s most stacked divisions.
This article first appeared on BJPenn.com on 7/21/2018