This weekend, welterweight contender Colby ‘Chaos’ Covington defeated Rafael Dos Anjos via unanimous decision to become the UFC interim champion. Covington has been campaigning for his shot against Woodley since quiet a long time however with him winning the interim belt certainly confirms this fight being materialized in the near future.
This time however the current UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley had some words for Covington.
“Colby Covington is coming to get his ass whooped,” a fired up Woodley said during a live chat on social media (h/t Jed Meshew of MMA Fighting). “I ain’t never in my life, I ain’t never in my career, I ain’t never in my existence as an adult human being wanted to f**k somebody up so bad, beat somebody so bad, embarrass somebody so bad, end his career so bad, take his life so bad — and I don’t even say that figuratively. Literally, I’m gonna try to hurt him so f**king bad they’re never gonna want to let me fight in the UFC again, that’s a fact.”
“Everything is a complete fraud. He’s finessed himself in a position to fight for a world title. Now you’re gonna get what you asked for. You wanted this smoke, you want to come fight the real welterweight champion, now you’re gonna get your ass beat. I’m not gonna knock you out quick. It’s not gonna be no first round knockout. I’m gonna embarrass you, I’m gonna talk to you the whole f**king fight, I’m gonna tell the referee to get back, do not get in my way, do not stop this, I’ll tell you when it’s time to stop this.”
Before training under Duke Roufus at Roufusport in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Woodley and Covington had the same training ground at the American Top Team in Coconut Creek, Florida. Woodley feels ’embarrassed’ to have ever shared the gym with Covington.
“I’m embarrassed that he’s a part of American Top Team,” Woodley said. “I’m embarrassed that he’s a part of our sport. I’m embarrassed that he’s in our division — a mockery to the sport, ain’t never did s**t but all of a sudden we can watch those takedowns. I’ve got the highest takedown defense in the history of our sport — not just the division, the history, since this f**king sport started.”