Colby Covington could get the chance to bounce back from the disappointment of missing out on a welterweight title shot at UFC 235, with a fight against Darren Till in London.
The former 170lb interim champion was overlooked for a fight against current title holder Tyron Woodley after news broke that The Chosen One would be facing off against Kamaru Usman instead.
Covington was supposed to fight Woodley in a welterweight unification bout at UFC 228 but injury meant that Darren Till was given the opportunity in place of “Chaos.”
Christopher Taylor of BJPENN.com is now reporting that UFC officials are looking to book a welterweight clash between Till and Covington at the upcoming UFC London event in March.
I’m told the UFC is looking to book a welterweight fight between Colby Covington and Darren Till for #UFCLondon on March 17.
Covington has recently stated that he will hold out for his promised title shot, so we shall see what happens.
— Chris Taylor (@CTaylor_96) January 10, 2019
Till suffered the first defeat of his career when he lost to Woodley at UFC 228 at had been expected to move up to the middleweight division but it appears as though he will postpone the move to face Covington.
Covington currently has a frayed relationship with the UFC and Dana White following the decision not to give him a title shot and may not be keen on having to fight another contender before receiving the shot that he certainly deserves.
“I don’t really have a relationship with Dana White, and I don’t give a f**k about him,” Covington told MMA Junkie Radio.
“He’s cashing out – he made all the money off the fans, all the fans that built this sport, and they sold for $4 billion. And the reason the sport even is what it is is because of Lorenzo.
So Dana hasn’t even done anything – he (was) just Lorenzo’s little check boy. He holds his coat for him and stuff. Dana’s already cashed out – he got all that money and he let it get to his head. He’s a piece of s**t person and he has no morals or values.”