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Colby: No Commission Will Sanction Askren Slaughter

The Welterweight division has arguably been one of the most interesting divisions in 2018, as contenders have risen up one after another, going as far as causing a bit of a bottleneck when it comes to the title race. And 2019 seems to be even more promising for the 170-pound weight class, as Ben Askren has finally made his way to the Octagon and is expected to face off against Robbie Lawler at the upcoming UFC 235 pay-per-view (PPV) event on March 2, 2019, in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Calling out pretty much the entire division — and some who aren’t in the weight class — “Funky” intends to pick off every contender one-by-one. Among the men in his cross-hairs is Colby Covington, the interim champion who still can’t seem to lock down a title fight against division champion Tyron Woodley.

“Chaos,” however, says a fight between he and Askren is going to be one that will prove difficult to get a green light on.

“Ben Askren, the only thing we have in common…I have a real belt, he has some belts from back in the day that don’t even matter anymore. But let’s be honest, no commission would approve this fight. He is not even ranked in the top 100,” said Colby on a recent edition of the Ariel Helwani MMA Show.

“It would be a slaughter and it wouldn’t be competitive. If that 36-year old virgin builds himself up and becomes a draw, then no problem. I will send him back to the back of the line just like everybody else,’ he concluded.

Despite Kamaru Usman showing off a signed contract that indicated he will get the next title shot against “The Chosen One,” Colby says it’s simply not going to happen as he fully intends to be the one to fight Woodley at UFC 235.

As for Askren vs Covington, that may not happen as soon as fight fans would like if “Chaos” has a say in the matter.

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Colby Covington Addresses Rumors of Usman Matchup: Tyron Woodley Is The Only Person I’m Fighting

Former Ultimate Fighting Championship interim welterweight champ Colby Covington says he is open to fighting undisputed champion Tyron Woodley at UFC 233 on Jan. 26 — if Woodley will accept the fight.
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Kamaru Usman: Everyone Wants To See Me Beat Up Colby Covington

Kamaru Usman may have vaulted himself into the title picture last weekend, but there’s one last contender he wouldn’t mind taking out on his way to the top.
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Colby Covington Would Be Happy To Welcome Conor McGregor Back To Welterweight

Ultimate Fighting Championship welterweight challenger Colby Covington believes that sometime in the future Irish mega star Conor McGregor will return to the welterweight division and “Chaos” will be ready to greet him when he does.
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Colby Covington Would Be Happy To Welcome Conor McGregor Back To Welterweight

Ultimate Fighting Championship welterweight challenger Colby Covington believes that sometime in the future Irish mega star Conor McGregor will return to the welterweight division and “Chaos” will be ready to greet him when he does.
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Midnight Mania! Woodley Willing to Fight Colby at UFC 230- on One Condition

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The otherwise stacked UFC 230 is still without an official main event- though rumors have been swirling about the possibility of a Jon Jones return. Tyron Woodley, who just defended his welterweight title against Darren Till, said he is open to putting it on the line again at UFC 230. His dance partner would be erstwhile interim champion, inveterate trash talker Colby Covington. Via MMAJunkie.com:

“I’ve got an MRI on my thumb and I’m sending it for a second opinion,” Woodley said. “If I’m good, then I have no issue with fighting in November. The more I fight, the better rhythm I get in the swing of things. Obviously, I just fought, so I’m still in phenomenal shape. I’ve been eating pancakes, shrimp fried rice, brownies – taking a week and eating some bullcrap.

“… It all depends on how severe my thumb injury is. I dislocated it in the first round punching him in the back of the head. I thought it was just jammed.”

That’s not why punching someone in the back of the head is against the rules, but it would seem Woodley suffered unintentional consequences for breaking them.

“The Chosen One” was quick to brush off Covington as a credible threat, saying that his former teammate wouldn’t try to wrestle him. That seems like quite the assumption.

“Think about it: I was going to fight Nate Diaz with a torn labrum,” Woodley said. “He’s not going to try to wrestle me. The only thing he does better than me is dress horribly and wear terrible hats. Outside of that, that’s it. That’s his only advantage – and having extremely corny trash talk.”

He said even if his thumb isn’t one hundred percent, he’s still confident against Covington.

“I would love to fight in Madison Square Garden again,” he said. “Not to sound arrogant, but would never take a fight against Darren Till if not 100 percent confident in both my hands. So I think I could beat (Covington) even if my hand’s a little jacked up.”


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Can he do this?

We are evidently all on McGregor’s team, except for me because I’m not a journalist.

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Georges St. Pierre, the quintessential martial artist

He also looks like a wax statue here

Henry Cejudo got his lost UFC title back!

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Colby Covington Says UFC 228 Will Be a Failure Without Him Headlining

Colby 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.
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Colby Covington Says UFC 228 Will Be a Failure Without Him Headlining

Colby 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.
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Colby Covington Wants Tyron Woodley to Emerge Victorious at UFC 228

Colby Covington claims he wants Ultimate Fighting Championship welterweight champion Tyrone Woodley to come out on top against Darren Till next month at UFC 228 so he finally gets to face him as the champion, maintaining that Woodley has ducked him in the past.
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UFC Interim Welterweight Champ Colby Covington Breaks Silence After UFC 228 Snub

Current Ultimate Fighting Championship welterweight interim champion Colby Covington has been uncharacteristically quiet since the UFC announced that he would not be fighting champion Tyron Woodley next month at UFC 228, and that Woodley would instead be fighting Liverpool’s Darren Till.
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