Colby Covington Thinks His Fight With Tyron Woodley To Be Bigger Than Khabib Nurmagomedov Vs. Conor Mcgregor Bout
Former interim welterweight champion Colby Covington firmly believes that his title bout with Tyron Woodley could be the biggest fights ever. Tyron Woodley is coming off an emphatic win this past Saturday night when he defeated up-and-coming challenger Darren Till via second-round submission in the main headliner of UFC 228. While many starts speculating ‘The Chosen One’ may face former interim champion Colby Covington next. In the post-fight presser, Woodley said that Covington doesn’t deserve a title shot against him, but if UFC wants this showdown, he has no problem.
UFC president Dana White also confirms on the fight week of UFC 228 that winner of Woodley vs. Till will face the brash Covington next.
Covington who wasted no time getting the hype train to start out already. ‘Chaos’ has a rocky past with Woodley, had thrown a ceaseless stream of trash talk over the last year, and Woodley equally not afraid to fire back. (Via MMAMania)
Covington appeared on “Ariel Helwani’s MMA Show” on ESPN, put forth his effort to make everyone to invest on a title fight with ‘The Chosen One.’ With a history between the pair, no doubt this would be a giant fight. In Covington’s opinion, he believes this’s the biggest possible fight ever, bigger than the UFC’s upcoming lightweight championship showdown between McGregor and Khabib at UFC 229.
“Without a doubt it will be Covington vs. Woodley. The sides in the line that are going to be drawn, the anger, the story line, we have a serious history. Everybody knows that. There’s too much juiciness in that fight,” he added, while dubbing Khabib vs. Conor the “junior varsity” side.
“The Conor and Khabib fight, yeah that’s cool, but, Conor is just looking to get paid and Khabib, all he does is wrestle,” Covington added. “They are little lightweights, that’s the JV side. If you want to come up in weight come up to the varsity squad.”
UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley who successfully retained his strap had perhaps his best performance to date, overwhelming Darren Till and finishing him with a D’Arce choke in the second round.
Unsurprisingly, Covington who wasn’t impressed with ‘The Chosen One’s performance, said a current champion is predictable defeated someone who wasn’t ready and doesn’t deserve the title shot in the first place.
“I was not impressed at all. He shows the same stuff he always shows. He backs up, looking for that right hand, he is predictable,”
“Look at the way Nate Marquardt fought him, knocked him out and left him in a pool of his own blood unconscious. Rory McDonald beat that little bitch up, he’s a predicable fighter. When you got a little soy boy who is in there, they don’t know what they’re doing, I know what I’m doing. All these guys can talk the talk but they don’t walk the walk.”
Covington who’s eyeing a title fight with Woodley to happen at upcoming UFC 230 card which is set to go down at Madison Square Garden in New York on Nov. 3, 2018. As well this card is lacking main headliner bout.
Covington who’s injury free, Woodley is also ready to make a quick turnaround, now UFC needs to make this bout to be official.
How many of you want to see this showdown?