UFC rising welterweight contender Colby Covington has carefully crafted a persona as a total jerk — and he doesn’t care who he offends.
Most recently, Covington outclassed Rafael dos Anjos to earn the interim welterweight title, setting himself up for a unification bout with current 170-pound champion Tyron Woodley later this year. ‘Chaos’ who has a real beef with Woodley, after his win, Covington vowed to finish him inside of three rounds. “The Chosen One” responded to Covington’s title win the next day saying he’s going to kill ‘Chaos’ when they fight later this year.
Covington and Woodley used to be training partners at American Top Team in Coconut Creek before ‘Chosen one’ moved his camp to St. Louis.
At the recent episode of ‘The MMA Hour’ Covington take a jab at Woodley’s rap album, acting career and make fun of him by calling him his trademark “TyQuil” vowed to put champ to sleep for good:(Via MMAFighting)
“Tyquil, there’s nowhere else to run,” Covington said. “There’s nowhere else to hide. What you gonna do now? No more rap albums. I know all the people hate me, but if you really want to hate me, go look on Google and try to listen to this dude rap. That’s why he’s trying to come fight. That’s why he’s begging to fight me now, because his rap album is failing. He’s got baby mamas to pay. That dude is a joke, man. His B-list acting career that goes straight to DVD, it is no more. Don’t worry, Tyquil. I’m sending you to sleep for good, motherf*cker.”
Covington praised how he used to beat Tyron Woodley in sparring, and that was a major part of the reason why he can’t wait to lock horn against him later this year, while Woodley has accused Covington of lying, saying this isn’t the case.
“Every single round, every single time,” Covington said. “He literally never took one round off me. First round, he would be so tired trying to get oxygen to those muscles. The second round would just be easy pickings to me. I would pick him apart, do whatever I want to him. That’s the real reason he never wanted to talk to me again, after I gave him enough beatings. He was like, ‘Nah, I’m not doing this anymore.’”
There is some serious bad blood between two champs that at one point Woodley has blocked Covington on social media, ‘Chaos’ revealed. Moreover, Woodley has referred to Covington’s interim title as the “boo-boo belt.”
“I don’t see anything he says,” Covington said. “Anything he says is fake news. He just tries to come out in the media, he’s trying to steal my spotlight. He knows I’m the real world champ. He’s got that fool’s gold at home. If he has something to say, he can say it to my face or unblock me and say it to me and let me see it, like a real man.”
Covington says when they meet inside the Octagon, the fight will be over quickly.
“He’s a little two-pump chump,” Covington said. “He won’t last more than two rounds.”
Woodley last fought in July 2017, where he successfully defended his title against Demian Maia, since then he is sidelined recovering from shoulder injury.
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