Colby Covington and Tyron Woodley each expressed curiosity in preventing one another not too long ago, however the combat by no means got here collectively.
As a substitute, the UFC matched the previous champ Woodley up with streaking contender Gilbert Burns.
Talking on MMA Combating’s What the Heck present, Covington defined why Woodley ended up being matched up with Burns.
He believes the promotion is testing the previous champion.
.@ColbyCovMMA recounts why combat with Tyron Woodley by no means got here to fruition:
“He by no means wished to combat me. I’m the primary man to ever scare the champion into ‘elective surgical procedure.’”
— MMAFighting.com (@MMAFighting) Might 22, 2020
“The actual cause I didn’t get this combat is as a result of the UFC didn’t need to give him the combat,” Covington started. “His final combat, he seemed so washed up, Mike, the UFC wished to see if has something left within the tank. They need to see if he can show himself to earn the shedding, ass-whoopin’ paycheck to me. So it is a check by the UFC. They’re making him combat some child named ‘Dilbert.’ No one even is aware of who Dilbert is. So we’ll see if passes that check and he can earn this ass-whoopin’, shedding paycheck to me. You understand, who is aware of? He’s doing loads of issues. I imply, he’s attempting to rap. He’s hurting individuals’s ears, dude. He’s a frickin’ dork.”
Covington continued, letting his long-time rival have it.
“It simply sucks. He simply didn’t need to combat me. I’m the primary man to ever scare the champion into elective surgical procedure. Elective surgical procedure, Mike! The man was able to combat Nate Diaz, some light-weight scrub wash-up, the Stockton soy-boy, he was able to combat him, however he gained’t combat Colby ‘Chaos’ Covington when I’ve the true welterweight championship. The individuals’s championship. America’s championship. Extra importantly, [I’m] Donald Trump’s favourite fighter.”
Do you suppose Colby Covington and Tyron Woodley will ever find yourself preventing?