Woodley Wants To End Covington’s Career
Following new interim UFC welterweight champion Colby Covington claiming the title against Rafael dos Anjos, the new champion called out current undisputed welterweight champion Tyron Woodley.
Woodley would take to a live stream following Covington’s win at UFC 225 and blast the interim champ’s claims that he’d finish Woodley inside of three rounds.
“Colby Covington is coming to get his a** whooped,” Woodley said. “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**k 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 f**king bad they’re never gonna want to let me fight in the UFC again, that’s a fact.”
Woodley’s last fight was at UFC 224, when he would go the distance with Demian Maia, and has been battling injuries and rehabbing ever since. Woodley claims that the only reason Covington is in his current role is a lack of “star power” in the UFC.
“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 a** 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 would go on to claim his shame at Covington’s association to American Top Team, and embarrassed at his former training partner’s current “act.”
“I’m embarrassed that he’s a part of American Top Team,” said Woodley. “I’m embarrassed that he’s a part of our sport. I’m embarrassed that he’s in our division — a mockery to the sport, ain’t never did s**t but all of a sudden we can watch those takedowns. I’ve got the highest takedown defense in the history of our sport — not just the division, the history, since this f**king sport started. This kid has never taken me down in his life. He’s never won a millisecond of any round ever, ever, on anything [while training]. He’s a warm up round. He’s the person I shadowbox with before I get the real work in and he will always be that to me.
“You’re never taking me down. You never took me down in the training room. You ran from me every time we trained. Your ass went home early like a coward — ‘Oh my ankle hurts!’ We were wrestling and you wouldn’t even wrestle me! These are facts.”
Woodley has claimed the last few weeks that he’d be set for a return in August, when the UFC returned to Los Angeles, but it may be a while until he battles Covington to re-unify the division.
Original Story: MMA Fighting