Colby Covington didn’t get his title shot in opposition to Tyron Woodley at UFC 235. Nevertheless, the upside is he doesn’t see the champion dropping the belt to Kamaru Usman.
Usman (14-1 MMA, 9-Zero UFC) swooped in and took the welterweight title shot with Woodley (19-Three-1 MMA, 9-2-1 UFC) that Covington (14-1 MMA, 9-1 UFC) had seemingly locked up when he received the interim belt in June.
Covington is understandably upset with the state of affairs and has voiced his frustration with harsh criticism of the UFC brass,particularly firm president Dana White. Covington stated he received’t settle for something lower than a title shot going ahead, and he expects Woodley to be the one holding it when that occurs.
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“Woodley’s going to smoke him,” Covington informed MMAjunkie Radio. “Usman’s a scrub. He shouldn’t even be in that place. He hasn’t even beat anyone within the prime 10 coming off a win. His final two wins, his solely ranked wins, are in opposition to guys coming off losses, and I already took their soul and left them bloody and overwhelmed, and so they had no will to struggle anymore. He’s acquired a padded file. He shouldn’t even be on this place, however he talked his means up, he sucked off some individuals on the UFC to get on this place and performed that little position. So, good for him.”
Woodley vs. Usman for the 170-pound title serves because the co-main occasion of UFC 235, which works down March 2 at T-Cell Enviornment in Las Vegas and airs on pay-per-view following prelims on ESPN+.
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Though he was handed over for the struggle at UFC 235, Covington stated his purpose stays unchanged. Woodley and Usman are combating for the UFC belt, however Covington insists neither is a superior fighter to him.
“(Usman) will get to leapfrog the No. 1 fighter on the earth, however let’s make it clear that he’ll by no means be the No. 1 fighter on the earth as a result of he’ll by no means beat me,” Covington stated. “Neither will both a kind of scrubs. I’m the very best welterweight on the earth, and no one is (expletive) stopping me.”
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