Tyron Woodley revealed that he will be training alongside former Welterweight title contender Jorge Masvidal ahead of his much-anticipated showdown against Colby Covington at UFC Vegas 11 this weekend. Woodley dropped the video of his intense training with Jorge Masvidal ahead of UFC Vegas 11. Woodley posted the video on his Youtube channel and looked solid in the lead up to the huge event. UFC Vegas 11 is the most stacked non-PPV card of this year with notable names including Donald Cerrone, Khamzat Chimaev, and Johnny Walker set to compete in the same card.
Tyron Woodley is coming off back to back losses against Kamaru Usman, where he dropped his Welterweight title and then against Gilbert Burns earlier this year in a lopsided decision. Many believe this is a must-win fight for Woodley to cement his position once again.
Can Tyron Woodley upset Colby Covington?
Earlier, Jorge Masvidal and Tyron Woodley trained together with Gamebred putting the video on his social media handle with the caption, “The enemy of my enemy is my friend.”
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There’s a reason to believe that Woodley could upset Covington, however, the likelihood of that happening will boil down to if Woodley can maintain his cardio against a freak like Covington. The former interim Champion is a volume puncher, with credible wrestling pedigree to complement his fighting style. Covington can strike and take the fight on the ground. While Woodley is a threat likewise both on the feet and on the ground, he has looked out of touch in his last two fights, with many fight fans stating that Woodley is done.
However, the former Welterweight Champion wants to prove his critics wrong with a win over Colby Covington. Additionally, the bout has taken a different turn with Covington’s support towards Donald Trump, and Woodley raising his voice for the Black Lives Matter campaign playing a huge role in the leadup to this fight. Recently, Colby Covington posted a video with Donald Trump, where the latter can be seen supporting Covington ahead of his much-anaticiapted showdown against Tyron Woodley.