Colby Covington Calls Out ‘Filthy Animal’ Rafael dos Anjos for Interim Title Fight
Colby Covington wants to fight for a UFC title even if he’s not facing welterweight champion Tyron Woodley.
The often outspoken No. 3 ranked contender at 170-pounds wasted no time chiming in after watching Rafael dos Anjos dismantle Robbie Lawler over five rounds on Saturday night in Winnipeg.
Covington threw out a challenge to dos Anjos to crown an interim champion while also lobbing a couple of insults at the Brazilian fighter in the same message.
Sad performance by the JV Squad on FOX for #UFCWinnipeg . RDA couldn't even finish a broken old man! Tyrones faking injuries. I'm here to make this division great again. @RdosAnjosMMA step up and defend that #dump you call home & fight me for the interim title you #FilthyAnimal
— Colby Covington (@ColbyCovMMA) December 17, 2017
The request comes as Woodley prepares to undergo shoulder surgery that will likely keep him out of action for several months.
Obviously, Woodley will have a lot to say if the UFC actually entertained crowning an interim champion considering he’s defended his title three times in the past 13 months.
Covington has also been rumored for a possible coaching role opposite Woodley on the next season of “The Ultimate Fighter” but that’s far from a done deal at this point in time.
Either way, Covington has his sights set on becoming champion no matter who he has to go through to get there.Bet on the biggest fight in the UFC history - UFC 229: Conor vs Khabib. Visit Ohmbet.com for the best UFC odds and receive €200 bonus to get started!