Colby Covington Reveals Reason Behind Turning Down Woodley Fight For UFC 228

While Colby Covington earned the interim UFC welterweight title back at UFC 225, it would appear that the mixed martial artist has declined a fight offer against the champion. Consequently, Covington has since come forward with a statement over the matter.

As reported by, Colby Covington has declined a fight offer against Tyron Woodley for UFC 228. The event will take place Sept. 8, though it would appear that this title fight will not make its way there.

Speaking to Submission Radio, Colby Covington has since decided to share a few words on the matter.

“We’re looking at doing it in November, December. You know, I need a little time off, I need to do a little recovering. I’m only human, man, I gotta get a little vacation. I just can’t keep running my body through the ground, going through training camps. You have to be strategic, and you know, November, December works for me. I had little health issues after my fight, so I’m getting those taken care of and by the year’s end I will unify my belt and retire Tyron Woodley for good.”

“I think the storyline that makes the most sense, this is the biggest fight that the UFC’s gonna make this year. There’s still questions regarding when Conor’s coming back, who knows when he’s coming back. They don’t know when DC’s gonna fight again because he’s got a broken hand. So, this is the biggest fight that UFC can serve. So, if you wanna serve the biggest fight between Colby Chaos Covington and TyQuil Woodley, they need to serve it up at the world’s most iconic arena, and that’s Madison Square Garden in Manhattan New York. So, that makes the most sense for the fight.”

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