With less than three weeks left for UFC 249, fans are unsure if the mega-fight between Khabib Nurmagomedov and Tony Ferguson will take place. With uncertainty rising around the fight card, Colby Covington and Tyron Woodley have thrown their hats in order to fight at UFC 249.
The pair have a long history of trash-talks. Neither fighter likes each other and the pair have been in talks to fight each other numerous times. Covington and Woodley have previously exchanged blows with each other in training camps.
Woodley revealed during an Instagram live session that Covington was his training partner for $500/week. The former welterweight champion said that he always went easy on Covington during the sparring sessions but now both fighters have tremendous disdain for each other so he won’t hold back inside the Octagon when they fight.
“Colby Covington was my training partner that I flew into St. Louis, I paid him $500 a week to pretty much get his ass kicked,” Woodley said.
“In a fight, it’s different,” he said. “I’m going to make the choice to break your arm, hurt you. I’m going to dance the line on what’s legal and illegal in that fight.”
Tyron Woodley doesn’t think Colby Covington wants to fight
Former UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley doesn’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)
Do you guys think Covington and Woodley will fight each other next?