Tyron Woodley’s coach believes Colby Covington ought to’ve been subsequent in line for a shot on the Ultimate Stopping Championship (UFC) welterweight title.
UFC 170-pound ruler Woodley will defend his gold in direction of Kamaru Usman throughout the deliberate co-main event of UFC 235. The movement is scheduled for March 2 contained within the T-Mobile Enviornment in Las Vegas, Nevada. Covington was as soon as thought to have been a shoe-in for the next title different, nonetheless miscommunication with UFC president Dana White has left that relationship in a bitter state.
Din Thomas Feels Covington Deserved Subsequent Title Shot
Woodley’s head coach Din Thomas spoke to BJPenn.com. By the interview, Thomas acknowledged that Covington is the one who deserved to battle for gold at UFC 235:
“Colby does deserve the title shot. Tyron had to eat it for 2 years, Colby’s been poking him with a stick for 2 years and he’s earned it, and we acknowledge that. Colby beat everybody in entrance of him, he won the interim belt, and mentioned what he mentioned so Tyron was prepared for him however then Usman got here alongside. Usman in his personal means earned the correct to battle Tyron however we felt he ought to’ve gotten in line. On the finish of the day, it doesn’t matter to Tyron.”
White has made it clear that he isn’t happy with Covington for getting nasal surgical process in its place of combating for the welterweight gold at UFC 228 once more in Sept. 2018. Talks of Woodley vs. Covington at UFC 233 moreover surfaced, nonetheless the bout not at all materialized and the event was postponed.
Which match-up has additional potential, Tyron Woodley vs. Kamaru Usman, or Woodley vs. Colby Covington?