What Are Colby Covington’s Plans After Fighting Tyron Woodley?
Colby Covington already knows what he wants to do after his fight with Tyron Woodley.
Covington and Woodley are set to share the Octagon this Saturday, August 19. The two welterweights will clash inside the UFC APEX in Las Vegas, Nevada. This will be Covington’s first bout since he was stopped by Kamaru Usman back in December 2019. He has a chance to hand Woodley his third loss in a row.
During an interview with MMAJunkie.com, Covington discussed what he’d like to do after his matchup with Woodley.
“After I finish Woodley on Saturday night, I’m definitely going to look for one of two fights. I either want my rematch with ‘Marty Fakenewsman,’ and I’ll look to save the day if someone backs out of that fight and fight for the welterweight title, or I want my grudge match with ‘Street Judas’ Masvidal.”
Covington was rather tame when talking about Woodley, which is surprising given his heated rivalry with “The Chosen One.” Still, Covington believes he has what it takes to get past Woodley.
“I do think we’ll see the best Tyron Woodley we’ve ever seen in his career, and that will just make it more impressive when I finish him. That will show how good I am and that I’m ready to get my belt back. I think he’s hungry, and he wants this. I definitely expect to see the best Tyron Woodley, but it’s still not going to be enough because I’m the best welterweight in the world.”
UFC Vegas 11 will also feature a welterweight collision between Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone and Niko Price. UFC President Dana White has said this is a crucial fight in the long career of Cerrone. “Cowboy” has dropped his last four outings. If he drops yet another bout, some may wonder if it’s time for Cerrone to pack it in.