Covington Wants Undisputed Champion Pay From UFC
Colby Covington dared Dana White to release him this week, after the UFC decided to slot Kamaru Usman against Colby Covington on March 2nd at UFC 235.
Now, Covington is fine with the UFC keeping him on-board, but only one one condition.
“They can get me to fight whoever but they’re going to have to give me undisputed championship pay,” Covington told MMAWeekly on Monday. “I’m not going to go backwards. I was promised an undisputed title shot and undisputed pay, I’m not fighting for anything less than undisputed pay. I’m not going to fight for less money.
“They want me to fight Darren Till? Fine, no big deal. I’ll fight him, but I’m getting my undisputed championship title fight pay to fight him.”
Covington, who blasted White and the UFC for not giving him his promised shot against his former teammate, Woodley, told MMAWeekly that he won’t stop him from showing his potential..
“All these guys are jobbers. I’m the best welterweight on the planet right now,” he said. “No one’s going to stop me. I’m getting better everyday. All these guys suck. They’re not even in my league. You haven’t even seen me at my best. You’ve seen me fighting for an interim title and winning a title at 50-percent when I couldn’t even breathe. Swallowing mucus, swallowing blood, all in my lungs, all in my sinuses and I had to get that surgery to clear it out. So you haven’t even seen my potential.
“I’m 30 years young. They act like they can put me on ice. I don’t give a s—t. Time is on my side motherf—rs. I’ve got time to wait. The best is yet to come for Colby ‘Chaos’ Covington and I will not go out silently.”
Initial Report: MMA Weekly