As it turns out Tyron Woodley won’t be competing at UFC 249. Tyron Woodley threw his name in to fight on April 18 after Khabib Nurmagomedov announced that he had pulled out his fight against Tony Ferguson.
Along with Woodley even former UFC welterweight title challenger Colby Covington said that he was ready to fight at UFC 249. But late last night UFC president Dana White announced that Tony Ferguson will be fighting Justin Gaethje for the interim title.
However, Woodley said that even if Covington said that he was willing to fight at UFC 249, he never agreed to the fight. The former champion revealed to Ariel Helwani that Covington declined to accept the fight for the fifth time.
Woodley says this is the 5th time Covington has declined the fight. Says he dropped the ball again last night.#HelwaniShow
— Jed I. Goodman (@jedigoodman) April 6, 2020
Tyron Woodley doesn’t think Colby Covington wants to fight
Last week during an Instagram live session Tyron Woodley said that he didn’t think that Covington wants to fight him. He revealed that Covington was asking for a lot of money to fight him.
“It ain’t me,” Woodley said. “He’s asking for astronomical amounts of money — Conor McGregor ain’t making that kind of money. Why do you gotta make that money to fight me? You fought [Kamaru] Usman for what you were scheduled to make. You fought [Rafael dos Anjos], you fought [Robbie Lawler], but when it comes to Tyron Woodley, you want five, six, seven million bucks because you’re scared, and you know you’re going to get smashed, and you know it’s going to be so embarrassing that you may want to retire after this.
“He’s trying to ask for the amount of money that he can go retire in his trailer home in frickin’ Florida with all his B-level, C-level, D-level strippers that he’s hired.” Woodley concluded. (H/T – BJPenn.com)
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