On Saturday night, Tyron Woodley defended his title with a unanimous decision of Demian Maia. Regrettably, the fight was a bit of a slow one, and it generated quite a bit of backlash from UFC President Dana White. This backlash from White, in turn, prompted a fiery tirade from Woodley, who threatened to leak sensitive information if he didn’t receive a public apology from White. From there, a third party entered the fray in rising UFC welterweight contender Colby Covington. Covington sided with White, telling the UFC boss that he had information about Woodley that could be used in retaliation.
— Colby Covington (@ColbyCovMMA) August 1, 2017
Covington’s injecting himself into the situation didn’t go over well with his fellow fighters and the fans.
— kajan johnson (@IamRagin) August 1, 2017
While Covington’s siding with White wasn’t exactly popular move, he defended his choice to do so in a recent conversation with MMAJunkie.com.
“What I would say is, where’s the money?” Covington said. “It’s all about the money in this game. I’m trying to get the No. 1 spot and make a financially better future for me and my family. (Expletive) everybody else.”
“It’s a career move, if you want to call it that,” he continued. “I’m looking for big fights, and I’ve got to promote and market myself any way I can. If people hate me and want to see me get knocked the (expletive) out, then sign someone the (expletive) up. I guarantee there’s not a man in the world that can knock me out now. It’s just a reminder that I am the No. 1 best fighter in the world right now.”
What do you make of this Tyron Woodley – Colby Covington beef?
This article first appeared on BJPenn.com on 8/2/2017.