Usman, Not Covington Gets Title Shot At UFC 235
While Tyron Woodley hoped that his Christmas gift would be Colby Covington at UFC 235, he instead will have a different challenger this coming March.
Per a report by MMAJunkie, Kamaru Usman will be the man to challenge Woodley for the welterweight title at UFC 235.
“We signed a contract. One hundred percent,” claimed Usman’s manager Ali Abdelaziz. “Woodley is fighting Usman. Las Vegas. March 2.”
Dana White would confirm the story, stating in a text message: “That fight is happening or Usman vs. someone for the title.”
Covington would go on to blast the decision, claiming that: “If the marquee doesn’t say Covington vs. Woodley, then it ain’t a title fight. Print that.”