Woodley: Usman Fight Followed By Covington
Tyron Woodley is looking to silence Dana White’s criticisms as well as Colby Covington with what he has planned for 2019.
The UFC welterweight champion spoke with TMZ about being handed Kamaru Usman for UFC 235 on March 2nd, and he doesn’t want his rival Covington left out of the fun.
“I just recognized that at some point I’m gonna fight all these guys,” Woodley told TMZ Sports recently. “Obviously the world would like to see me f*ck Colby up right quick but I think he’s trying to call shots and he’s not a champ so he can’t really do that. So I’m gonna go out there and fight Kamaru Usman and we’ll see what happens after that. Most likely I‘ll end up fighting Colby next up.”
Covington, who has called on Dana White to release him after not giving him the title shot at UFC 235, was stripped of his interim title prior to UFC 228 due to nasal surgery, setting up Darren Till to face Woodley in Dallas.
And while Covington may not get the title shot on March 2nd, Woodley is looking to stand across from Covington in June.
Yeah, I’ll fight Colby next after that,” Woodley said.
“Probably in June. I think they’ve got a fight in Chicago in June. I’m a midwest guy. I train in Milwaukee which is an hour and a half from Chicago, St. Louis is not that far, and I think I’ve got strong roots there as well so it would be a good fight to headline on that card.”
Initial Report: MMAFighting