Former Final Preventing Championship (UFC) welterweight champion, Tyron Woodley, insists the promotion has already provided him a mid-summer showdown reverse former interim 170-pound titleholder, Colby Covington, a bout “The Chosen One” claims to have accepted.
However did Woodley chew off greater than he can chew?
Our fiscal buddies over at BetOnline (www.BetOnline.ag) have Covington pegged because the -280 (4/15) favourite whereas Woodley clocks in because the +240 (12/5) underdog. Each fighters are coming off high-profile losses of their final appearances. Covington was stopped by Kamaru Usman at UFC 245 whereas Woodley was outclassed by Gilbert Burns at UFC on ESPN 9.
That stated, in case you evaluate what “Chaos” (15-2) did reverse Usman to what “The Chosen One” (19-5-1) was capable of muster up in opposition to “The Nigerian Nightmare,” you’ll see two very totally different performances. Woodley, now 38, appeared flat in opposition to each Usman and Burns, main pundits to take a position that his greatest days could also be effectively behind him.
Which might clarify the opening line for his Covington grudge match.