Colby Covington has quickly risen to become one of the UFC’s most hated superstars with his controversial remarks and attitude. After defeating Rafael dos Anjos for the interim welterweight title at UFC 225, he looked to be next in line for Tyron Woodley.
But now, Covington has been stripped of his interim title in favor of a Woodley title defense against Darren Till, which will headline UFC 228 in September. And arguably no one is happier than former UFC Middleweight Champion Michael Bisping, who had a verbal, on-air argument with Covington that was part entertainment and part personal.
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“I always say that interim belts aren’t worth the leather that they’re printed on, and this highlights it,” Bisping said. “That’s not disrespecting the UFC, definitely running a good business, they’re gonna do what they’re gonna do. That’s why I threw my belt on the floor against Robert Whittaker. That’s why I told Colby Covington to take a long walk off a short pier when he talked s*** on that thing. Everyone was like, ‘Oh, he just won the belt, how can you talk s***?’ I said, ‘No, he didn’t just win the belt!’ Is he the champion right now? No!
Colby Covington, good luck going to President Trump with empty hands. At least I’m holding a beer, what are you holding, dumb f***?
Original Story: Bloody Elbow