UFC welterweight contender Colby Covington who is ceaselessly campaigning for a title shot with UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley as well trash talking about him at every step.
Woodley who is not shy away for saying Covington’s antics are “embarrassing.” and criticized Colby’s methods of self-marketing via (MMA fighting) Monday’s edition of The MMA Hour.
“When I’m looking down the scope, and I’m looking through my sniper rifle, you’re (Covington) not in the crosshairs,” Woodley said Monday. “There are so many other fighters that are right in that mix that I’m looking at. There’s guys who are fighting, maybe rematches and former champions from different divisions, and people who are really running through it. There’s a lot of hungry guys, and he’s in that category with guys like Darren Till, Kamaru Usman. He’s right in there.
“The difference between them and him: Those guys are doing it with their gloves. They’re doing it with their actions. He’s just thinking that he’s supposed to talk his way into a title shot, and it’s sad that our sport does that.”
“When you’ve got a person who – he had 5,000 followers until he disrespected an entire country – he doesn’t quite put himself on that same radar,” Woodley continued. “When you’ve got a person who fabricates and makes up stories — Chael Sonnen was good at it, Michael Bisping is good at it, Conor McGregor is the best at it. If you’re going to go that road, at least sound right. Don’t, on the one hand, be (saying), ‘I’m this tough guy,’ and your script sound stupid.
“Fans want to see blood and knockouts. They don’t want to see some guy just take somebody down over and over again. So I just find it really corny. And yeah, it’s worked, he talked himself into the Demian Maia and Dong Hyun Kim (fights), two guys I (beat). I wrote the book on Maia; he went out and checked it out at the library. Checked the book out, read it, and went out there and got bloodied by a jiu-jitsu guy. Now he thinks he’s going to fight for a title. Sit down somewhere. He’s embarrassing himself.”
Woodley also chimed on the brawl between Covington and Fabricio Werdum in Sydney last week, and for him, firmer punishments should be imposed. Also, advice him be careful what you wish for.
“He should be kicked out of the UFC. Make that the headline,” Woodley said. “Tyron Woodley says Colby Covington should be kicked out of the UFC for pressing charges for somebody air tossing a boomerang in a plastic bag at his shoulder.”
“He’s doing what he feels he needs to do to try to get (a title shot), but I’m telling you, sometimes people ask for something and it’s something that they don’t want,” Woodley said. “If he actually gets himself in position to be across the Octagon with me — one, two, three, whatever fights it takes him to get there — I promise you that it’s not going to end well for him. He’s never going to fight again.”
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