The rivalry between Colby Covington and Tyron Woodley has been going on for several years now. Former Welterweight Champion Tyron Woodley will finally take on former interim Champion Colby Covington in a five-round main event at UFC Fight Night. Colby Covington will make his much-anticipated return to the octagon after suffering a 5th round TKO loss against Kamaru Usman back at UFC 245 in December last year. On the other hand, Tyron Woodley lost against Gilbert Burns and is currently on a two-fight losing streak. Both the fighters will finally settle their beef inside the octagon in what promises to be an action-packed main event.
Tyron Woodley appeared alongside Ariel Helwani of ESPN and shared his thoughts on the match-up. Woodley also revealed how he ended up training with Jorge Masvidal and spoke at length about his career going forward.
Tyron Woodley feels Colby Covington is going to crumble
Tyron Woodley rained down on Colby Covington and stated that he is going to crumble. Woodley called him a quitter and assured fight fans that he will be victorious on the night of the fight.
“He is going to crumble. He’s a quitter. When you look at it, getting hit on the body by Usman. When you see Warlley Alves put an arm around his neck. He has just not been in a position many times to quit. Also, he is not a guy who’s in the gym training hard. He has a great gas tank and most of it is natural. Most of it is not because he is training so hard. At the end of the day, I don’t take on that additional pressure.”
Tyron Woodley and Colby Covington were once scheduled to lock horns for the UFC Welterweight Championship after Covington picked up the interim gold. Covington was linked to a title unification bout back in September of 2018. However, Covington was unable to compete due to recent nasal surgery and was subsequent;y stripped off the interim title. Can Tyron Woodley make a shocking return with an upset win over Colby Covington? Only time will tell what the future holds for both the fighters with UFC Welterweight Championship belt reportedly to be on the line in December with Kamaru Usman set to take on Gilbert Burns at UFC 256.