Colby Covington previously has said pretty brutal things for athletes – Tyron Woodley and Jake Paul for their upcoming boxing match. The rivalry has been brewing for quite some time now and has gained media attention as well, but Covington is still unimpressed by either of the athletes.
On a recent podcast at Submission Radio, guest Colby Covington refused to pick his favorite side for the upcoming boxing match, calling the match as a ‘work’, claiming both of them are jobbers and none of it is real.
Covington also shared that Jake Paul messaged him congratulating him on his win against Tyler Woodley and expressing his desire to train with him, but “The Chaos” had no intention of getting involved with Paul. He even called him a Disney Star who cannot box.
Colby Covington’s thoughts about Jake Paul vs Tyron Woodley
Covington vs Woodley was a classic octagon match between the two athletes. Even Covington admits that Tyron has quite a resume for a UFC fighter and has attained many things inside the cage. He further says that Tyron Woodley has lost his dignity and shame ever since Woodley lost against him. Saying that he “mentally broke” Woodley.
It is not hidden that “Chaos” absolutely despises Jake Paul and often calls him “Snake” Paul. He admitted that Jake texted him to train with him after Covington defeated Woodley in September last year.
“Jake was in my dms after my last fight, trying to be best friends and trying to be teammates and train. You know, he’s always trying to be cool with me but I got nothing to say to him, I got no respect for him. He’s a traitor.”
“He was like, ‘Oh good fight bro, I’d love to train with you sometime. Are you gonna come to LA?’ and I was like ‘No man, I train here in Miami.’, and he’s like ‘I’m gonna come out to Miami, I’d love to get some rounds with you.’ And that was that. I never replied.” Covington expressed on the podcast.
Colby Covington next for Kamaru Usman?
Even though Leon Edwards put up an amazing performance against Nate Diaz and maintained his unbeaten streak in the welterweight division, “Chaos” is considered for the title shot against Kamaru Usman. UFC president Dana White has made it clear so many times.
In the post-match interview, White talked about the possibility of Edwards facing Masvidal instead. “That’s always a fight that we can make,” White on Edwards vs. Masvidal.