The most awaited fight in the welterweight division, Tyron Woodley vs Colby Covington takes place on September 19. This fight is likely to be the main event of an ESPN card. And what a fight it is.
The former interim welterweight champion, Colby Covington against the former welterweight king, Tyron Woodley is a fight that we have been waiting for. Colby Covington is coming off a loss from Kamaru Usman. But, the odds will be against Tyron Woodley who is on a two-fight losing streak after losing the title.
There is genuine hatred between these two welterweight elites and former teammates. And it is safe to say that the world will witness one of the biggest grudge matches yet when Covington takes on Woodley inside the octagon.
Ahead of the long-awaited showdown, Colby Covington mocks Tyron Woodley for his performance in the Titan Games, where he lost to a school teacher, Will Sutton. Covington said:
“This has been such a run around trying to fight Tyron Woodley for the last 4-5 years. The guy is making excuses, he is getting surgeries. You would think with all the running and dodging he has done for me that he would have this insane cardio. But no, he is getting gassed out by school teachers on some gladiator reality show.”
Colby Covington vows to finish Tyron Woodley
However, Colby Covington is confident that this fight is not going to last 5 rounds. The former interim champion is hoping for a brutal finish over Tyron Woodley as he stated:
“Speaking of his last two fights, those two guys beat him on the judges’ scorecard. This fight is not going to judges’ scorecard. I am not gonna leave no doubt. I am the best welterweight in the world. I am gonna add another world champion to my resume. And I am gonna finish him. I promise you that he will get knocked unconscious inside the octagon.”
Always controversial with his comments, Colby Covington ended his warning to Tyron Woodley by saying:
“If Tyron Woodley does not leave the octagon on September 19th live on ESPN on a stretcher then I did not do my job.”
This fight will not only end the rivalry between Covington and Woodley but also have huge title shot implications. If Covington beats Woodley in a dominant fashion then it would only make sense for him to fight the winner of Usman vs Burns.
On the other hand, a win for Woodley will take him one step closer to the welterweight throne.