Colby Covington Confirms He’s Accepted TUF Season 27 Coaching Role
This may not be the news that Star Wars fans want to hear, but UFC welterweight Colby Covington could be coming to your TV screens a lot more later this year on Season 27 of The Ultimate Fighter.
Rumours started circling about Covington potentially coaching opposite UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley earlier this week and the #3 ranked 170-pounds contender confirmed that he’d accepted the role to MMA Junkie Radio yesterday.
“The ball is in his court,” Covington said. “I’ve accepted the coaching position and we will see if he does the same.
“I’ve been extended that offer and I’ve accepted it. I’ve spoken to them.”
Covington believes the timing is perfect given that Woodley requires surgery on his injured shoulder, but he’s cautious that the champion might think twice before accepting a role to spend a lot of time in close proximity to him.
“I think it would be a good build up,” Covington said. “Everyone knows that Tyron just wants to be on FOX and expand his brand so this should draw him out. It’s a perfect time where he can film the show, be a coach and fight me at the end for the welterweight title, but, you know, I’m already in his head, deep in his head.
“I think that he’s thinking in his head, that if we get on that 8 week show that I’m going to be even deeper in his head and he’s not going to have a chance to beat me in the fight.”
It’s all eyes on Woodley now to see if he accepts the role himself.
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