UFC Discussing Woodley-Till Title Bout
With the UFC trying to figure out a main event for UFC 228 in Dallas this September, the promotion is potentially looking at a welterweight title bout between champion Tyron Woodley and Darren Till.
As first reported by ESPN’s Ariel Helwani, interim champion Colby Covington — who defeated Rafael dos Anjos for the interim belt at UFC 225 — will be unavailable for the September pay-per-view due to undisclosed reasons. The UFC is looking at potentially stripping him of his interim title if they go with a Woodley-Till title fight.
The creation of the interim title itself was somewhat controversial in nature, as Woodley fought four times within a year — winning the title from Robbie Lawler at UFC 201 and making two title defenses against Stephen Thompson (UFC 205 and UFC 209) and one against Demian Maia (UFC 214). Woodley though had been out of action since last summer’s UFC 214, as he needed shoulder surgery but said he would be ready to go once healed this summer.
Till took to Twitter this morning to push Woodley into accepting the fight.
Colby out son, it’s me & you now. Accept the fight!!
— Darren Till (@darrentill2) July 19, 2018
UFC 228’s co-headline bout is a women’s flyweight title fight between Nicco Montano and Valentina Shevchenko.
Original Story: ESPN