Colby Covington Officially Refusing To Give The UFC His Belt Back

UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley is now set to face off against undefeated contender Darren Till in the main event of UFC 228. Consequently, interim champion Colby Covington has seemingly been left by the wayside concerning title contention.

Woodley and Till will throw down on Sept. 8 in Dallas, Texas, live on pay-per-view. The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) has since reported that Colby Covington is to be stripped of his interim title at the beginning of the fight.

Speaking on ESPN’s Ariel Helwani’s MMA Show, Colby Covington revealed that he has no plans to return the title. Covington believes the Woodley vs. Till fight is a No. 1 contender fight for the right to challenge him for his interim title.

“This belt has not been stripped.” Covington said. “Possession is 9/10 of the law. I’m the real champion. I’m the people’s champion. I’m America’s champion.”

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