UFC Interim Champ Colby Covington Entering World Series of Poker Main Event • MMA News

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UFC Interim Champ Colby Covington Entering World Series of Poker Main Event • MMA News

UFC Interim Champ Colby Covington Entering World Series of Poker Main Event • MMA News

Contemporary off a win over Rafael dos Anjos at UFC 225, new interim welterweight champion Colby Covington is placing down the gloves and selecting up the playing cards for an enormous poker match in July.

Covington revealed on Monday that he’ll participate within the upcoming World Series of Poker predominant occasion that takes place from July 2-14 in Las Vegas with the winner of the occasion taking house greater than $eight million.

The brand new interim champion plans on getting proper again into the fitness center following his win however he’s going to take a short detour for the World Series of Poker.

“I’m so excited. I get to play in the $10,000 Main Event,” Covington revealed. “Hopefully I make it through like day four or five so I can make it on the ESPN broadcast but I’ll definitely be representing the UFC at the World Series of Poker.”

Whereas the World Series of Poker will happen over two weeks, Covington says that’s about the one break he has deliberate earlier than making ready for his title unification bout in opposition to welterweight champion Tyron Woodley later this 12 months.

Covington has mentioned he hopes to face Woodley in November as half of the UFC’s return to Madison Sq. Backyard in New York and he’s not going to waste any time beginning his coaching camp for that extremely anticipated matchup.

“I love this lifestyle. I live this lifestyle. I live this 365, there’s no off days. I’m not injured, nothing’s hurt, so I’m right back to training,” Covington mentioned. “I’m going to Vegas for 2 weeks and play the World Series of Poker Main Event and that’s within the early half of July after which I’m going to go on my little promotional tour that the UFC’s going to ship me on after which I’m going to go go to Trump on the White Home.

“So I’ve got some stuff on my agenda where I’m going to be a little busy but I’m definitely not going to be like [Tyron] Woodley trying to make rap albums.”

Who wins within the title struggle between Colby Covington and Tyron Woodley? Hold forth within the feedback part and tell us!

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