UFC: Colby Covington opens up about being denied the title shot, says he time to ‘build the fight up’

Colby ‘Chaos’ Covington defeated former UFC lightweight champion Rafael Dos Anjos at UFC 225 to become the UFC interim welterweight champion, thus cementing a unification bout against the undisputed champ Tyron ‘The Chosen One’ Woodley.

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However out of no where, Woodley, who was sidelined by an injury for almost a year, decided to look for a fight. Covington due to various health issues couldn’t accept the fight on such short notice. Woodley was thus scheduled to take on undefeated prospect Darren Till at UFC 228.

Obviously that didn’t go well with Covington as he finally addresses the issue.

“Why are they trying to rush a camp?” Covington said (via Sherdog.com) . “This fight needs a build-up, man. It needs a 12-week promotional build-up. Let me get out there and show that I can promote, and I can market fights and sell fights. Because nobody’s selling fights like me. I know how to do that now.”

Covington is determined to face the winner of the battle between Woodley and Till.

“I want this fight more than anything,” Covington said. “I want this fight more than I want to breathe. Literally, that’s how badly I want this fight. It sucks. (The UFC is) looking at the short-term goals. Woodley-Till, that’s not going to do over 100,000 (pay-per-view) buys. I don’t know why they’re rushing to make that fight. Me and ‘Tyquil,’ that was going to be a big money fight. That was going to be a draw. That’s the fight I built.”

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