The booking of Tyron Woodley vs. Kamaru Usman has seriously p*ssed off Colby Covington, whose unleashed a brutal tirade aimed at UFC.
Tyron Woodley, the UFC welterweight champion, is slated to defend his title against Kamaru Usman at UFC 235, snubbing then-UFC interim welterweight champion, Colby Covington.
He's since been stripped of his belt and has hollered some choice words at Dana White.
"I don't really have a relationship with Dana White," he said.
"He's cashing out. He made all the money off the fans, all the fans that built this sport, and they sold for $4 billion. And the reason the sport even is what it is because of [former UFC CEO] Lorenzo [Fertitta].
"So Dana hasn't even done anything. He was just Lorenzo's little check boy. He holds his coat for him and stuff. Dana's already cashed out.
"He got all that money, and he let it get to his head. He's a piece of s-t person, and he has no morals or values."
"They made promises to me that I was going to fight Tyron Woodley in November, in Madison Square Garden.
"They made promises to me that I was going to fight him in January, in California. Then all of a sudden I'm getting passed up for a guy [Usman] behind me. It's not even a guy fans want to see. If anything, Dana and UFC are s-tting on the fans.
"Dana White's out in the media saying, 'Colby's not taking the fights, we don't allow that in the UFC. He can go fight somewhere else.'
"So what I'm saying is, 'OK, Dana. Let's see if you're a man of your balls. Let's see if you're a man of your word. Let's see if you can stick to what you say. You said you don't allow that in the UFC? All right. I'm testing you, motherf-er. Let's see how big your balls are. Release me, b-h'."
Covington was reportedly set to fight Woodley to unify the welterweight titles but he's been passed up in favour of Usman, who's ranked No.2 in the UFC 170 lbs division.
It appears the brash American will now fight Darren Till in London on March 16th.
I'm told the UFC is looking to book a welterweight fight between Colby Covington and Darren Till for #UFCLondon on March 17.- Chris Taylor (@CTaylor_96) January 10, 2019
Covington has recently stated that he will hold out for his promised title shot, so we shall see what happens.
That's if UFC don't release Covington.