Woodley Says Jones Offered To Train Him For Covington Fight
It seems that even though Jon Jones is facing a lengthy suspension, it won’t stand in the way of him helping Tyron Woodley.
Jones, who has beef with Colby Covington going back to their college days, has offered his help to train with Woodley for a unification fight down the road.
“It funny because Jon doesn’t reach out to me very much,” Woodley explained recently on The MMA Hour.
“Jon said, ‘Hey, whatever you need, brother. I want to help you.’ I told Jon, I said, ‘Man, you work so hard for your platform, from actually kicking ass and beating legends in their prime, and being one of the greatest fighters we’ve ever seen. Don’t give him your platform.’ Because he put a post up about him.
“I said, ‘I am going to kick his a** so bad, he’s gonna wish he was dead instead,’” Woodley continued. “‘He’s going to try to find a way out.’ I said, ‘So don’t worry about it.’ The dude was like, ‘It can’t happen soon enough.’”
Covington hopes to unify the titles in November when the UFC returns to Madison Square Garden at UFC 230, but Woodley isn’t a fan of the interim champ dictating terms.
“He might f**k around and get a fight in the street if I see him close enough,” Woodley said. “He might get it sooner.
“You notice how I didn’t make a fuss about the interim belt? I called it the boo-boo belt because that’s what it is, it’s kind of a joke, but I didn’t go up and make a stink about it. I didn’t go and have a fit. I stayed busy. I kept working, I kept rehabbing, I kept training. And now, at five or six months, I’m 100 percent, which is a fast turnover for anybody who’s ever had a labrum tear. And now that [UFC 225 is] done, [I’ll do the fight] whenever they want to do the fight, if they want us to fight in July, they want us to fight in August, September, November. He ain’t the champion.
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