“Don’t Talk About It, Be About It” • MMA News
The UFC’s welterweight division is in a really odd spot for the time being. Over the summer season, Colby Covington gained the interim 170-pound title. Sadly, because of points from each side, a battle with undisputed champion Tyron Woodley was unable to be locked down. Now, Woodley might be defending his championship towards Kamaru Usman at UFC 235. Covington is now not acknowledged as interim welterweight champion.
Each Woodley and Covington have totally different causes for why a battle with the opposite hasn’t occurred. Covington has complained that Woodley wasn’t wholesome sufficient to compete towards him in November, however was nonetheless making an attempt to land a battle with Georges St-Pierre or Nick Diaz. Lately, welterweight Belal Muhammad spoke to MMA Junkie on the matter. He had a message for “Chaos.”
Muhammad referred to as out Covington for not having fought Usman himself earlier whereas Woodley was damage:
“That division is really good, but (it’s) so crazy that a lot of these guys are afraid to fight each other,” Muhammad mentioned. “They’re on lengthy profitable streaks, as a result of nobody desires to battle one another. Like, often guys on profitable streaks must be preventing one another, to see who’s higher. Like, similar factor with Colby Covington, everyone’s all upset that he didn’t get the title shot over Usman.
“But he was saying, ‘I was healthy in March, I was healthy for November, but Woodley was hurt.’ I’m like, If you’re a so-called champ, like you say you are, then why didn’t you fight Usman on that other card, the Anaheim card (UFC 233)? You could have picked that fight and fought him … Don’t talk about it, be about it.”
What do you make of Muhammad’s feedback in direction of Covington?