Former interim welterweight champion Colby Covington is all set to fight former UFC welterweight champion Robbie Lawler at UFC Fight Night 156 which will take place at the Prudential Center in Newark on August 3.
Before the announcement of Colby fighting Lawler, it was widely assumed amongst MMA fans that Covington would fight Kamaru Usman for the UFC welterweight title next. Kamaru was coming off of a dominating unanimous decision win over Tyron Woodley at UFC 235 earlier this year in March.
But this time around, Covington has made it clear that he wants a title shot next if he beats Robbie Lawler. He also wants it in writing from Dana White.
“I want to see something in writing,” Covington said in a recent interview with the MMA Junkie on Wednesday.
“It’s not nice to hear (White say that), because nothing’s guaranteed in this sport, and we all know that,” Covington said. “I’m not going to believe anything until I’m locked in that cage with somebody.
“Until then, we know what’s happened. I’ve been down this road before. I’ve been promised many times. I’m all about promises made, promises kept. But I can’t say the same for everyone else in this business.” (H/T – MMAJunkie.com)
Who do you guys think wins between Lawler and Covington?