Colby ‘Chaos’ Covington defeated former lightweight champion Rafael Dos Anjos to become the UFC interim welterweight champion. Grabbing the interim belt cemented Covington next in the line for the undisputed title.
However, champ Woodley who was sidelined due to a shoulder injury which had him out of action for a year, out of no where started looking for an opponent for UFC 228 in September. The time interval seemed very short for interim champ Covington as he was still facing some health issues from his last bout. The title shot was thus handed to #2 ranked undefeated English prospect Darren Till.
Rumours of Covington being stripped off the belt started circulating. Obviously Covington thinks differently.
“They’re not stripping anything man,” Colby Covington said on a recent episode of BJPENN.COM RADIO. “Let’s be honest man. Possession is nine tenths of the law. So I have a world championship that I won fair and square. No one’s beat me for that world championship. They can’t take that world championship from me. Everywhere I go, that championship’s gonna be coming with me. So until someone beats me, and not a man alive can beat me. So I got the real welterweight belt. Let them fight that number one contendership [at UFC 228]. I don’t care what they say about stripping. I ain’t getting stripped of shit…”