Colby Covington's Manager Says UFC Wants Covington vs. Woodley at UFC 233

Photo Credit: Kamil Krzaczynski/USA TODAY

Photo Credit: Kamil Krzaczynski/USA TODAY

Colby Covington’s manager, Dan Lambert told Fightful’s James Lynch that the UFC has reached out to them about a potential welterweight title bout against Tyron Woodley at UFC 233.

According to Lambert: “They’ve (UFC) reached out and asked if Colby would be available in January on the 26th show. But not sure if T-Wood is gonna be available for that show. He’s still getting over some surgery himself on his hand.” He also adds that the fight could possibly happen in February or March depending on Woodley’s hand.

Covington (14-1) is currently riding a six-fight win streak, most recently defeating Rafael dos Anjos via unanimous decision for the interim welterweight title at UFC 225 in June. Covington is still recognized as the interim champion, although it was said prior to Woodley vs. Till at UFC 228 that “Chaos” would be stripped of the belt once that contest was underway. Lambert claims that the UFC never contacted them to take away Colby’s title.

Woodley (19-3-1) has been the UFC welterweight champion ever since knocking out Robbie Lawler at UFC 201 in July of 2016. “The Chosen One” has defeated Stephen “Wonderboy” Thompson, Demian Maia, and Darren Till during his title reign. He’s coming off of a second-round submission victory over Till at UFC 228 in September.

The full story from Fightful can be found here:

James Lynch’s interview with Dan Lambert can be seen below:

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