UFC 235 goes down on Saturday night and it’s a loaded card full of big names from top to bottom.
In the night’s co-main event, the UFC welterweight title will be battled over between the champion, Tyron Woodley, and the challenger, Kamaru Usman. Despite not being involved with this fight as many expected him to be in the preceding months, former interim champion of the division, Colby Covington made his presence felt on Thursday.
As Usman was beginning his open workout, Covington showed up and attempted to interrupt things by shouting into his own megaphone as he repeatedly said, “The real champ’s here!” and “You’re boring!”
Covington would mock Usman’s “energy” comments before saying he’ll get knocked out on Saturday and that he’s still No. 2 in the world.
For the often outspoken Covington, he hasn’t fought since UFC 225 in June 2017 when he captured the interim crown by defeating former lightweight champion Rafael Dos Anjos by unanimous decision.
Since then, the American Top Team product has had to deal with a nose injury before attempting to get back into the swing of things with nothing coming to fruition.
Covington has made it very clear that he is only interested in his promised title fight next otherwise he wants his release from the organization.
However, UFC President Dana White has been reluctant to give him said fight now that all this time has passed. Thus making whatever is next for him all the bigger question.
As for Woodley and Usman, they have both had their back and forths with Colby C
Surely we’ll know more about the situation as the weekend comes to a conclusion.
This article first appeared on BJPenn.com on 2/28/2019