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

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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.

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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.”

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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.”

Read also:

UFC: Colby Covington claims Woodley fight is still on for late 2018, says he needs to do a ‘little recovering’


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