Colby Covington Says Tyron Woodley Will ‘Walk Through’ Kamaru Usman at UFC 235 • MMA News
Colby Covington doesn’t agree with UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley about a lot however he appears to share the identical opinion with him on at least one topic.
Whereas Covington is aware of he ought to be the individual going through Woodley at UFC 235 in March, the contender vying for the title will probably be former ‘Ultimate Fighter’ winner Kamaru Usman, who is available in with a nine-fight win streak whereas remaining undefeated contained in the Octagon.
Usman has said quite a few instances that he believes he’s the perfect welterweight within the sport and he’s simply been ready for his probability to show it.
Usman will get his alternative at UFC 235 however for as a lot as Covington despises Woodley, he nonetheless believes the welterweight champion may have a simple night time whereas going through the upstart contender from Nigeria.
“There’s no chance Usman beats him,” Covington stated when requested concerning the battle. “I’d wager each greenback on it. Look at his profession. He hasn’t even beat a man coming off a win within the high 10. Each of his wins within the high 10 are guys I left f—king bloodied and crushed and souls taken. These guys don’t have something left within the tank due to what I did to them. He hasn’t beat anyone that’s legit.
“Woodley’s going to walk through him but even when that happens I still don’t think the fight is going to happen [with me].”
“There’s no chance Usman beats him. I’d bet every dollar on it” ~ Colby Covington on Woodley vs. Usman at UFC 235
As soon as coaching companions at American Prime Staff, Woodley and Covington have remodeled into some of the unstable rivalries within the UFC in current historical past but they nonetheless have by no means had the prospect to settle the rating within the cage.
Woodley has said that a win over Usman in March would then hopefully permit him to face Covington this summer time however don’t be stunned that the previous interim champion is skeptical about that situation.
Covington might consider that Woodley will maul Usman in March however he nonetheless doesn’t purchase that “The Chosen One” will ever really wish to battle him sooner or later.
“Woodley is going to delay it longer, he’s going to say he has fake injuries and the UFC is just going to move on,” Covington stated. “Any individual else goes to be there. There will probably be one other man within the division who will get to battle.
“I honestly don’t think the fight is ever going to happen.”
One of many the reason why Covington’s rivalry with Woodley has grown so heated over the previous two years is due to their shared historical past collectively on the mats.
Covington has stated dozens of instances that he bought the higher of Woodley in coaching however clearly the welterweight champion has disputed these accounts.
For his half, Covington says deep down Woodley is aware of the reality and in the event that they by no means get to battle within the UFC, he’s going to should stay with that for the remainder of his profession.
“Ever since I whooped his ass in the gym, he doesn’t want to fight me, plain and simple,” Covington stated. “I can know the remainder of my life that I beat his ass within the gymnasium and I’m a greater fighter than him. I don’t must show something. He has one thing to show to me. I f–king took his soul the final time we had been within the gymnasium so I’ve bought nothing to show to Tyron Woodley.
“He’s my little b–ch and he knows it.”