UFC: Tyron Woodley Says He’s Accepted Fight With Colby Covington
After his loss to Gilbert Burns this past weekend at UFC Vegas, Tyron Woodley says he’s already been offered a fight against the former interim welterweight champion, Colby Covington.
Woodley claims that he accepted the fight immediately. Although he will have to wait until he’s recovered from the injuries he sustained in the Burns fight. Speaking to ESPN (as transcribed by BJPenn.com), ‘The Chosen One’ opened up on the fight offer.
“They offered me that fight, I told them I’m in. I mean, I just don’t want to talk a lot about Colby because Colby is an actor, man. I know what he is doing and it makes sense and it’s kind of fun to watch,” Woodley explained. “But, at the end of the day, Colby has turned me down five or six times. After losing two fights back-to-back it may be a time he may accept it because he may think I’m down and out.”
“That was the first thing they (UFC) did. They wanted to see if I was alright, then they offered me the fight against Colby. I told Malki [Kawa] to make sure you tell them today, yes. Don’t wait until tomorrow, tell them today, yes. I got a contusion I have to deal with and I can’t fight anyway for 45-60 days because of the cut. I’ve been icing six, seven times a day, ibuprofen, so I’ve been doing the right stuff. Fighting Colby right now is like fighting this race war. This brutality and just the unsettling climate of our culture. I’m just going to take it as that. So, they have offered me Colby and I once again have accepted and we will see what happen.”
If Woodley’s claims are true, now the ball is in Covington’s court to accept.
Woodley was supposed to fight Covington back in 2018, to unify the UFC welterweight title. The fight was scrapped due to Covington needing nasal surgery and was subsequently stripped from his interim title. Since then, there has been talk of the fight happening but nothing has come into fruition.
Do you think a fight between Tyron Woodley and Colby Covington will happen this time?