UFC President Dana White recently announced that Kamaru Usman would be competing for a welterweight title at UFC 235, but neglected to mention if UFC Welterweight Champion Tyron Woodley or UFC Interim Welterweight Champion Colby Covington would be the opponent on that night.
The whole situation has lead to a social media war between the two champions and the challenger, which all started when Woodley took a shot at Covington:
Stop lying @TWooodley. You know @ufc never sent me anything. If they did, Id sign it live on @TMZ before the ink went dry dummy. Tell the truth. You have no power and you’re being a yes man... AGAIN. Go ahead and take the easy way out. Unlike you Im a man of my word. pic.twitter.com/nh4qh2K9Pe— Colby Covington (@ColbyCovMMA) December 26, 2018
You are a bitch! You were suppose to fight me in Sept and let Till nearly get killed. You are the easy way out. And talked all that shit and bitching out. Quit trying to call shots I’m the king. Go kiss the boss’ ass so I can kick your ass and retired the non sense. https://t.co/abId2BQ13n— Tyron T-Wood Woodley (@TWooodley) December 26, 2018
Last shot I called got me to the White House. What shots have you ever called junior? GSP? Nate? Nick? Bisping? Nope. You don't call shit. You love to cry a river to the media. But the moment @ufc says jump, you say how high! You're no King @twooodley. You're just a Cuck. pic.twitter.com/gtmR2rcpBr— Colby Covington (@ColbyCovMMA) December 27, 2018
Shut your bi&ch a$$ Up coward. You ran from me 5 different times and counting... #UFC228 was your shot and your bi&ch a$$ ran from that. Now go sit the F&ck down and watch grown men work ----@danawhite @AliAbdelaziz00 @seanshelby https://t.co/DZTfYKYOLH— KAMARU USMAN (@USMAN84kg) December 27, 2018
UFC 235 takes place on Saturday, March 2 from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada with no main event announced at this time. Fightful is providing live coverage of the event, with a post-show podcast to follow.