After Colby Covington won at UFC 225 to become the interim welterweight champion, the expectation was that he would fight for the undisputed title next. Yet, that is the opposite of what happened as at UFC 228 he was passed over for Darren Till then at UFC 235 he was passed over for Kamaru Usman.
Now, at UFC Newark, he has to take on Robbie Lawler. There, UFC president, Dana White says should “Chaos” win he will get a title shot. But, he wants that in writing as White has said that before to him.
“I want to see something in writing,” Covington told MMA Junkie. It’s not nice to hear (White say that), because nothing’s guaranteed in this sport, and we all know that,” Covington said. “I’m not going to believe anything until I’m locked in that cage with somebody. Until then, we know what’s happened. I’ve been down this road before. I’ve been promised many times. I’m all about promises made, promises kept. But I can’t say the same for everyone else in this business.”
Although he is not fighting for a world title, he still is eager to get back into the Octagon. And, he knows he has a bright future, regardless if this fight is for the belt or not.
“It is what it is,” Covington said. “Business goes on. You can’t get frustrated or emotional about this, and that’s the best thing about what I bring to the table. I don’t bring emotions to the table, I don’t have feelings. I don’t care what people think of me.
“I’m going to keep proving and showing my worth to this company, and this whole sport of MMA, that I’m the biggest draw, and people want to see me fight.”
Should he win, however, Colby Covington expects the next fight to be for the belt.
Cole Shelton covers MMA for BJPenn.com, MMANews, and MyMMANews.com while also being the lead MMA odds writer for Sports Betting Dime