Colby Covington: ‘Tyron Woodley Is Focused On A** Kissing In Hollywood And Being A Prima Donna’
Colby Covington came close to coaching the next series of The Ultimate Fighter (TUF), but last night he learned that UFC champions Stipe Miocic and Daniel Cormier will assume the roles and then later face each other at UFC 226 on July 7.
Just last month, Covington announced that he’d accepted the role of coach for season 27 and that he was awaiting to hear whether UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley had signed the paper on his end. Unfortunately for him, Woodley declined the opportunity and instead had surgery on his torn labrum. Having heard the news that he wouldn’t be coaching the upcoming season last evening, Covington spoke to MMANytt.com and promised that he wasn’t going to let it hold him back
“It’s unfortunate that Woodley cried his way to fake an injury that he doesn’t have, but yet he’s still healthy to fight Nate Diaz,” Covington said.
“That’s life, I will keep moving forward and bring more excitement to this division and the UFC then that bitch Tyquil can ever do.”
Suffice to say, Covington isn’t pleased that Woodley didn’t pull the trigger on the series. Covington believes that Woodley is now too focused on his career outside of the Octagon and he’s particularly unimpressed with Woodley’s pursuit for a fight with Nate Diaz
“He’s just hanging on to the belt for a bargaining tool for one more fight, a non existent money fight with lightweights,” Covington said. “He’s already one foot out the door and ready to retire.
“He’s not focused on defending the belt and leaving a legacy, he’s just focused on ass kissing in Hollywood and being a prima donna.”
With the TUF coaching option now out the window, it looks like Covington is going to have to pick a fight elsewhere if he wants to get back into the Octagon any time soon.