Covington is at it again, suggesting that the
Ultimate Fighting Championship’s next pay-per-view event, UFC
228, which features a title bout between welterweight champion
Tyrone Woodley and Darren Till,
won’t generate much interest without him.
Covington is the UFC’s interim welterweight champion after
dominating Brazilian Rafael dos
Anjos back in June. “Chaos” underwent nasal surgery after
defeating dos Anjos and when UFC matchmakers called him for the
title unification bout with Woodley on Sept. 8 at UFC 228 he
rejected the offer, stating he wouldn’t be ready. Rather than wait,
the UFC elected to strip his title and book Woodley against Till to
avoid holding up the welterweight division any longer.
In a recent appearance on BJ Penn Radio, Covington said without his
presence on the UFC 228 card, it will fail to generate many PPV
buys as he feels fans aren’t interested in watching either man.
“They don’t sell f*cking pay per views in the UK [where Till is
from], and obviously no one cares about Woodley,” Covington said.
“He always has to piggyback off Jon Jones, and
piggyback off Conor
McGregor, to make his money. So we know he can’t sell
pay-per-views, so let’s be honest, this isn’t gonna do over 100,000
buys. They should have just waited for me. I would have easily got
them 500,000 buys [if they had waited for me]. I’m a seller. I can
promote. I know what I’m doing now, and I think they rushed