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Colby Covington Calls Out ‘Filthy Animal’ Rafael dos Anjos for Interim Title Fight

Colby Covington wasted no time asking to fight Rafael dos Anjos on Saturday night

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.

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.

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Damon Martin is a veteran mixed martial arts journalist who has been covering the industry since 2003 with bylines on FOX Sports, CNN, Bleacher Report and numerous other outlets.