Tyron Woodley Unleashes on Colby Covington: ‘I’m Going to Try to Hurt Him So [Expletive] Bad’
Tyron Woodley never wanted to give Colby Covington the time of day but now he’s ready to unleash on his one time training partner and teammate.
This past weekend at UFC 225 in Chicago, Covington became the interim welterweight champion with a unanimous decision victory over Rafael dos Anjos. That victory puts Covington on a collision course with Woodley later this year.
Covington has never held his tongue when it comes to Woodley, claiming numerous times over the past year that he got the better of the reigning UFC champion whenever they trained together at American Top Team in Florida.
Covington called out Woodley in his post fight interview following the win on Saturday night and now the reigning welterweight king has responded.
“Colby Covington is coming to get his ass whooped,” Woodley said during an Instagram live session. “I ain’t never in my life, I ain’t never in my career, I ain’t never in my existence as an adult human being wanted to f–k somebody up so bad, beat somebody so bad, embarrass somebody so bad, end his career so bad and take his life so bad. And I don’t even say that figuratively. Literally.
“I’m going to try to hurt him so f–king bad, they’re never going to want to let me fight in the UFC again. That’s a fact.”
Woodley claims that the reason why Covington is drawing so much attention lately isn’t because he’s so prolific with his trash talk or making people watch with his performances.
Instead, Woodley says Covington is getting so much air time because there’s no other major draw available in the sport right now so everybody is rushing to hear the controversial statements being made by the new interim welterweight champion.
“No. 1, he’s a poser and our sport has been so dead that everybody wants to believe it,” Woodley said. “They want to believe in the hype cause we don’t have nothing riding right now. Jon Jones is out for a minute, Conor [McGregor] is out for a minute, Ronda [Rousey] is getting inducted into the Hall of Fame. As far as stars shining in the UFC, we are lacking. So we are willing to accept the bulls–t that is coming out of this kid’s face. Everything is a complete fraud. He’s finessed himself in a position to fight for a world title.
“Now you’re going to get what you ask for. You want this smoke, you want to fight the real welterweight champion — now you gonna get your ass beat.”
Woodley also responded to Covington’s constant jabs at him about their sparring sessions together while they were still teammates.
Covington has said he mauled Woodley whenever they would spar together but also added the last time he truly worked with him was just before his 2014 loss to Rory MacDonald. Woodley says that every word out of Covington’s mouth has been false, especially in regards to their training sessions.
“This kid has never taken me down in his life. He has never won a millisecond of any round ever — ever on anything. He’s a warm up round. He’s the person I shadow box with before I get the real work in and he’ll always be that to me,” Woodley added.
Obviously, Woodley has heard his name coming out of Covington’s mouth for the better part of a year and he’s anxious to shut him up now that they are going to fight to unify the welterweight title.
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“I’m not going to knock you out quick. It’s not going to be no first round knockout. I’m going to embarrass you. I’m going to talk to you through the whole f–king fight. I’m going to tell the referee to get back, get out of my way, do not stop this. I’ll tell you when it’s time to stop this. I’m embarrassed that he’s part of American Top Team. I’m embarrassed that he’s a part of our sport. I’m embarrassed that he’s in our division. A mockery to the sport,” Woodley said about Covington.
“I never even punched a person as hard as I can in a fight. All my knockouts are on timing. I caught somebody slipping, right up on them. That’s where my knockouts come from. I never just looked at some one and said I’m fitting to punch you and try to f–king break your skull. I’m fitting to push your s–t in so bad that your mom won’t notice you, you’ll never fight again. When I get done with him, he’s going to hate MMA, he’s going to hate me, he’s going to hate that Dana [White] put him in there and f–king sacrificed him to the wolves and that’s fact.”