Former UFC interim welterweight champion Colby Covington, had his last fight back in December at UFC 245, when he lost to Kamaru Usman via TKO in the final minute of the final round. Now, he has an interesting hypothesis about why he still doesn’t have a fight scheduled, despite calling out 170 pounders left, right and centre. Including his former training partners Tyron Woodley and Jorge Masvidal.
‘Chaos’ shared his view of the situation with James Lynch of The Line Movement (as transcribed by BJPenn.com).
“To be honest, I just think the UFC hates me and they hold a grudge against me for no reason,” Covington said. “Any way they can try to f*** me and screw me at any corner, they’re going to do that.
“I begged to fight Woodley, the fans have been clamouring to see that fight for three or four years, that fight has been manifesting itself for seven or eight years since we used to train together at American Top Team and we were training partners. So this is a grudge match that needs to be settled.”
Covington believes the fight with Woodley makes their bad blood is genuine.
“This is a real beef,” he said. “You’ve got a guy whose a liberal little cuck and then you’ve got the alpha male who’s got MAGA bombs on his hands. So it only makes sense, it’s just the storyline in that fight alone is so good. I begged to fight him on one weeks’ notice and they never gave me the call.”
Woodley is still ranked in the top five in the UFC welterweight rankings, despite coming off of two consecutive losses. The former welterweight champion lost his belt to Kamaru Usman at UFC 235 in March 2019, and then to Gilbert Burns at UFC Vegas this past May.
Considering the fact that Covington also lost his last fight for the 170 pound belt, and Burns is the next in line for a title shot, this seems to be a good matchup for both of them to get back to the win column.
Do you want to see Colby Covington and Tyron Woodley settle their differences inside the Octagon? And who would your money be on?