You didn’t expect Colby Covington to congratulate Tyron Woodley on his career-defining performance at UFC 228, did you?
Woodley, the reigning welterweight champion, made mincemeat of Darren Till in the main event and finished ‘The Gorilla’ with a D’Arce choke in the second round, earning his first stoppage win inside the Octagon since 2016.
Covington, who was originally expected to challenge Woodley for the title earlier this year, called out the defending champ to a fight at UFC 230 at Madison Square Garden in New York.
Covington also took a pop at Darren ‘doughboy’ Till, ridiculing the 25-year-old for failing to rise to the occasion and live up the hype.
Covington, who won the interim title after beating former lightweight champ Rafael dos Anjos in the co-main event of UFC 225, is still listed as the interim champ despite the UFC’s original plans to strip the 30-year-old of the belt.
Head president Dana White announced on Saturday that the winner of UFC 228’s main event would go on to defend the official title against Covington, so expect to see Woodley and ‘Chaos’ lock horns later this year - possibly at UFC 230, as suggested by Covington.
The UFC 230 PPV is scheduled to take place on Nov. 3 at Madison Square Garden in New York City.