Even though it seems Darren Till may be the next man up, Colby Covington believes that he’s still next in line to fight Tyron Woodley.
Till was offered a fight against the welterweight champion at UFC 228 on September 8th, due to Covington being deemed “unfit” to compete in less than two months time.
Woodley would reject the offer from the rising English star, and Covington told Submission Radio, that he indeed did need the time off, but is not looking to wait long to “retire” Woodley.
“We’re looking at doing it in November, December. You know, I need a little time off, I need to do a little recovering,” said Covington in a recent interview with Submission Radio. “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,” he added.
“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,” said Colby.
“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.”