UFC: Woodley And Dana Respond To Covington’s Recent Comments
Colby Covington and Tyron Woodley have been going back and forth since ‘The Chosen One’ was the UFC welterweight champion. In the last year the trash talking has escalated between the two and both have accused the other of ducking the other.
In the last couple of days, Covington took the accusations one step further by posting his contract to fight Woodley on August 22nd at the UFC APEX in Las Vegas, and stating that the former champion has refused to sign his.
Woodley however, told ESPN that he wants to fight Covington but that the date was the issue.
“My answer to whether I would fight Colby is eternally yes. At 96 years old in a nursing home, it’s yes! He said no six times and now creates a date that works for him? [Get the] f*** out of here.”
While Woodley stated that he won’t be ready to fight in August, he insists that he’ll be ready to ‘exterminate that roach’ Covington, in September or October.
“I literally treated it like every other bluff and told them quit contacting me until this bitch signed a bout agreement. Never thought he would sign,” Woodley stated. “September/October, I’ll get around to exterminating that roach. Let me call the UFC and see what’s crackin’.
“He declined fights since [two years ago]. He’s lucky I’m still entertaining it.”
Woodley also took to social media to hit back at Covington.
Speaking to the media ahead of UFC Fight Island 2 (as transcribed by MMA Fighting), UFC president Dana White confirmed that Covington versus Woodley is a fight they’re looking to make.
“It’s a fight we’re working on,” Dana stated. “Listen, Woodley said he wanted to fight him. Woodley’s been talking about fighting Colby Covington since Colby fought Usman, so it is true that Colby signed the deal and he’s ready to go. We’re just waiting on Woodley.
“I’m always trying to make the fights that should be made or people want to see. People can say whatever they want publicly, but behind the scenes it’s another story. I can’t speak honestly about what’s going on, I’m not involved with that, I’m in here, but we’re trying to make Woodley versus Covington. Covington is definitely in.”
Both the top five UFC welterweights are coming off losses. Woodley lost a unanimous decision to Gilbert Burns at UFC Vegas this past May. While Covington was stopped in the last minute against Kamaru Usman at UFC 245 last December, whilst challenging for the title.
Would you like to see Tyron Woodley and Colby Covington squash their beef inside the Octagon? And who do you think would get their hand raised?