When Colby Covington defeated Rafael dos Anjos to win the interim welterweight title in June of 2018, he was promised a shot at undisputed champion Tyron Woodley. Unfortunately, after months of tense negotiations, the UFC decided to award the next shot at Woodley to Kamaru Usman. The pair will fight at UFC 235 this Saturday night in Las Vegas.
Colby Covington made sure he was in town for the event, and living up to his nickname, he’s been causing chaos ever since he arrived.
Shortly after crashing Kamaru Usman’s open workout, the former interim champion began prowling about The Palms casino, hunting for UFC President Dana White — the very many who deprived him of his promised title shot.
In the end, Covington actually found White, and demanded answers about his promised shot.
It got tense quickly.
See the video of this tense encounter, broadcast live on Covington’s Instagram account, below:
“I just want an explanation why I’m not fighting for the belt this weekend,” Covington tells White.
“Stop filming,” White replies. “Stop filming me.”
Colby Covington has not competed since his June, 2018 victory over Rafael dos Anjos. While he was reportedly in discussion for a fight with Darren Till in London in March, he ultimately decided to hold out. The expectation is that he will get a shot at the winner of Usman and Woodley’s UFC 235 fight.
What do you think of this tense encounter between the UFC boss and the former interim welterweight champ?
This article first appeared on BJPENN.COM on 3/1/2019.