As I reported previously, the UFC welterweight title picture has been in flux for the past couple of days. Colby Covington was installed as the interim titilist with a win over Rafael dos Anjos at UFC 225.
However, news came out this week that Covington would be unable to face undisputed champion, Tyron Woodley in September. The UFC were reportedly growing impatient and were considering stripping Covington of the interim belt. Darren Till was tapped as the next challenger to Woodley’s title instead.
Covington has since broke his silence on the situation. Covington claimed that the title fight is still on the table but it is true that he would not be ready for September.
“We’re looking at doing it in November, December. You know, I need a little time off, I need to do a little recovering”.
The UFC always stack their last cards of the year. The November card emanates from Madison Square Garden, the holy land of combat sports. Naturally, the promotion try to deliver with that event. They then try to close the calender year with a bang on December 30th.
Perhaps it makes the most sense to schedule the title fight for one of those events. Covington is not yet a star but Woodley is quickly becoming one of the faces of the company in the absence of Jones and McGregor.
Not only that, any fight that has the welterweight championship at stake is a big deal