Colby Covington, who is your reigning interim Welterweight champion may have lost his spot as the no. 1 contender, and the UFC matchmakers are close to finalizing a title bout between Tyron Woodley and Darren Till.
First reported by Ariel Helwani via: Twitter
A welterweight title fight between champion Tyron Woodley and Darren Till is very close to being finalized for UFC 228 on Sept. 8, according to multiple sources.
— Ariel Helwani (@arielhelwani) July 24, 2018
Nothing is confirmed as of 6:10pm EST on July 24th, but if the report is in fact true, it’s looking like Covington could be stripped of his interim championship.
For roughly a week, rumors spread that Colby Covington had suffered an injury, and would not be able to compete in September when the UFC wanted, spawning the rumors that he would not be next to fight Woodley, but also be stripped of his interim title. As recently reported, it looks as though the UFC is moving forward with Till, who’s undefeated, and coming off of a victory over former title challenger, Stephen Thompson.
Covington underwent a successful surgery earlier today to correct a nasal issue, and no confirmation of him being stripped of his title. Says he will be ready for a November return.
Story still developing, more to come.
6:30pm EST: Per Dana White, Tyron Woodley and Darren Till will headline UFC 228. Colby Covington hasn’t been stripped of his title yet, but will be the moment Woodley vs. Till begins.
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