As far as Colby Covington is concerned, plans to unify his interim UFC welterweight title with champion Tyron Woodley are still on.
Rumors swirled Thursday that Covington would be stripped and Darren Till would meet Woodley for the belt, but Covington appeared on “Submission Radio” to clear things up.
“We’re looking at doing it in November, December. You know, I need a little time off, I need to do a little recovering. I’m only human, man, I gotta get a little vacation. I just can’t keep running my body through the ground, going through training camps. You have to be strategic, and you know, November, December works for me. I had little health issues after my fight, so I’m getting those taken care of and by the year’s end I will unify my belt and retire Tyron Woodley for good.”
Covington won the interim title with a victory over Rafael dos Anjos recently. He’s also made headlines by voicing his support for Daniel Cormier, the reigning UFC heavyweight and light heavyweight champion, for wanting to face Brock Lesnar next.
“I think the storyline that makes the most sense, this is the biggest fight that the UFC’s gonna make this year. There’s still questions regarding when Conor’s coming back, who knows when he’s coming back. They don’t know when DC’s gonna fight again because he’s got a broken hand. So, this is the biggest fight that UFC can serve. So, if you wanna serve the biggest fight between Colby Chaos Covington and TyQuil Woodley, they need to serve it up at the world’s most iconic arena, and that’s Madison Square Garden in Manhattan New York. So, that makes the most sense for the fight.”
Covington wouldn’t disclose what the exact nature of his injury is, but said fans can expect to see history when he does fight next.
“That’s something that’s not to be talked about right now. But I’ll be healthy by year’s end. You know, I just need a little time to myself, I need a little time to recharge. You know, I can’t just be fighting six times a year, you know? I wanna fight three, four times a year. I’m getting my body healthy, I’m getting everything good to go and I’ll be back there in no time and I’m gonna change the sport forever. My next fight, mark my words right now, I’m gonna do something that’s never been done before in this sport and I’m gonna change the sport forever. It’s gonna be made great again.”