Promotion’s biggest villain and trash Talker Colby Covington outworked ex-lightweight champ Rafael dos Anjos to capture the UFC interim welterweight championship at UFC 225 and immediately calls out titleholder Tyron Woodley in a title-unification bout later this year and vows to finish him within three rounds.
Couple weeks back Woodley reveals he’s hoping to return to action after a year away at UFC 227 on Aug. 4, 2018, in Los Angeles.
In a recent live social media chat, ‘Chosen One’ blasted newly interim champ Covington said he literally wants to take his life when they fight. (Via MMAFighting)
“I ain’t never in my life, I ain’t never in my career, I ain’t never in my existence as an adult human being wanted to fuck somebody up so bad, beat somebody so bad, embarrass somebody so bad, end his career so bad, take his life so bad — and I don’t even say that figuratively,”
“Literally, I’m gonna try to hurt him so fucking bad they’re never gonna want to let me fight in the UFC again, that’s a fact.”
Tyron Woodley conducted an Instagram live stream and went off on Colby Covington. Here's a portion of the opening quote:
"I ain't never in my life, I ain't never in my career, I ain't never in my existence as an adult human being wanted to f*** somebody up so bad…" pic.twitter.com/GAA4z8RXSa
— Chamatkar Sandhu (@SandhuMMA) June 11, 2018
Woodley expressed his disappointment over Covington and calling him ‘poser.’
“Number one, he’s a poser,” Woodley said. “Our sport has been so dead that everybody wants to believe it. They want to believe in the hype because we don’t have nothing else riding right now. Jon Jones is out for a minute, Conor’s out for a minute, Ronda’s getting inducted into the Hall of Fame. As far as stars in the UFC, they’re lacking so we are willing to accept the bulls**t that comes out of this kid’s face. Everything is a complete fraud. He’s finessed himself in a position to fight for a world title. Now you’re gonna get what you asked for. You wanted this smoke, you want to come fight the real welterweight champion, now you’re gonna get your ass beat. I’m not gonna knock you out quick. It’s not gonna be no first round knockout. I’m gonna embarrass you, I’m gonna talk to you the whole f**king fight, I’m gonna tell the referee to get back, do not get in my way, do not stop this, I’ll tell you when it’s time to stop this.”
Woodley hasn’t fought since defeating Demian Maia at UFC 214 back in July 0f 2017 due to a shoulder injury. During that time Covington went on to claim interim title.
Does this showdown between Woodley vs. Covington bring any excitement in you? If they lock horns, who will come out on top?