There is no love lost between Colby Covington and Tyron Woodley.
Woodley suffered a partial labrum tear early in his recent title defense over Demian Maia, which he won by decision.
Woodley has been a fighting champion as he has defended it twice in 2017 with winning decisions over Stephen Thompson and Maia.
This tied with three other fighters for the most active 2017 schedule by a UFC champion.
Woodley kept a close eye on the co-main event of the main card for Saturday’s (June 9, 2018) UFC 225 pay-per-view event at the United Center in Chicago, Illinois.
As seen in the fight, Covington was able to score a decision win over former UFC lightweight champion Rafael dos Anjos to win the interim welterweight title.
Following the fight, both Covington and Woodley went on the attack against each other by taking some major shots.
This leads us to Covington putting the UFC welterweight champion on blast in a recent interview with BJ Penn Radio about the actions of Woodley while he’s on the sidelines for this upcoming fight that is rumored to go down at the upcoming UFC 230 pay-per-view event.
The UFC 230 pay-per-view event is set to take place on Saturday, November 3, 2018 at Madison Square Garden in Manhattan, New York City.
The main card will air on pay-per-view at 10 p.m. ET while the preliminary card will air on FOX Sports 1 at 8 p.m. ET and the promotion’s streaming service, UFC Fight Pass.
“The thing is, now I hold the cards,” Covington said (quotes courtesy of Bloody Elbow). “So I’m not gonna rush back to fight when he wants to fight me. We’re gonna fight when I wanna fight, and I wanna fight in November. That’s a good time frame for me.”
“I just fought ******* a month ago, I’m not gonna be fighting September, October” he continued. “I’ll be fighting in November. So, that’s what I’m looking at right now. I hold the cards. Tyron had his chance. We could have fought three or four times. They offered him three or four different cards in the past, and he cried, ‘Oh no! Ugh! I want a money fight! I want [Conor] McGregor. I’ll fight [Nate] Diaz.’ But then they offer him me and [he says] ‘Oh, I gotta get a shoulder surgery.’ So he’s came and gone. He’s on TMZ gossiping about the Kardashians. He’s in Hollywood with the liberal scum. He’s trying to do these B-list movie roles that go straight to DVD.”
“So, he could do all that little acting career, but he’s gonna fight me when I’m ready to fight, and that’s November. He doesn’t have the cards anymore, I hold the cards.”News Now - Sport News