If Cleared, Woodley Wants Colby At UFC 230
While UFC 230 does not have a main event set, Tyron Woodley is more than happy to go on last at Madison Square Garden against Colby Covington.
Woodley and Covington were set to face off at UFC 228, but Covington underwent nasal surgery and opened the door for the popular Darren Till to take his place. Woodley would stop Till with a second round submission, and if he gets cleared by a doctor, wants Covington at Madison Square Garden.
“I’ve got an MRI on my thumb and I’m sending it for a second opinion,” Woodley said to MMAJunkie Radio. “If I’m good, then I have no issue with fighting in November. The more I fight, the better rhythm I get in the swing of things. Obviously, I just fought, so I’m still in phenomenal shape. I’ve been eating pancakes, shrimp fried rice, brownies – taking a week and eating some bullcrap.
“… It all depends on how severe my thumb injury is. I dislocated it in the first round punching him in the back of the head. I thought it was just jammed.”
“Think about it: I was going to fight Nate Diaz with a torn labrum,” Woodley said of fighting Covington with his finger injury. “He’s not going to try to wrestle me. The only thing he does better than me is dress horribly and wear terrible hats. Outside of that, that’s it. That’s his only advantage – and having extremely corny trash talk.”
“I would love to fight in Madison Square Garden again. Not to sound arrogant, but would never take a fight against Darren Till if not 100 percent confident in both my hands. So I think I could beat (Covington) even if my hand’s a little jacked up.”