After almost a year off, welterweight champion Tyron ‘The Chosen One’ Woodley finally has a fight as he will defend his title for the fourth time against undefeated English prospect Darren ‘The Gorilla’ Till at UFC 228 in September.
However he still has some words for the interim welterweight champion Colby ‘Choas’ Covington who reportedly turned down the unification bout due to some health issues. Woodley believes Covington never really wanted to fight.
“He’s basically shown us he’s a (expletive), and he never really wanted to fight in the first place,” Woodley said backstage per MMA Fighting.
“That was for you guys. I’m willing to beat anybody. You guys, the fans, and Brazil, and all the people he disrespected, and people that knew his antics were complete frickin’ horrible scripted elementary antics, you guys wanted to see him get his ass whooped. And I was just going to do it because he was next up.”
Woodley now has his full attention on the surging Darren Till.
“What you think I should focus on? That terrible-ass (‘Make America Great Again’) hat (Covington) had on (at the White House), or this middleweight that’s going to kill himself trying to come down and take my belt?” he said.