VIDEO | Colby Covington issues a challenge to UFC welterweight champ Tyron Woodley

November 25, 2017 5:34 pm by Chris Taylor

Surging UFC welterweight contender Colby “Chaos” Covington is “staying ready” in hopes that he can secure a short-notice title fight with current 170-pound champion Tyron Woodley at December’s UFC 219 event in Las Vegas.

Covington recently took to social media where he issued the following challenge to “The Chosen One”, who Colby claims is afraid to fight him.

“The real reason I am out here is to get that roadwork in,” Colby stated. “I am training for Tyron Woodley man. December 30. He issued a challenge. He wanted to fight a lightweight, Nate Diaz, but that ain’t gonna happen. So, you know, Tyron is in training and getting ready. So Colby “Mr. Bad Guy” himself Covington is ready to go. Let’s see if Tyron takes the challenge. I’m ready to go December 30. Tyron is faking to the media ‘Oh, if Nate Diaz doesn’t fight me December 30 then I am going to get should surgery’. Why are you going to get shoulder surgery? You’re willing to fight Nate Diaz but you can’t fight me? Seems like he (Tyron) is scared. He knows the ass whooping I have to him at ATT (American Top Team). But it’s ok man. We are going to move forward. We are going to keep training and we will be prepared for Tyron Woodley if he wants to come out and fight at UFC 219 in Las Vegas against the real welterweight champion of the world baby. I have a better record in the UFC than Tyron. I’m more active. He’s scared. He’s ducking me. He knows what happened when we trained together at ATT. We need to get this fight going already. If he doesn’t want to do it December 30, then we could do it in St. Louis in January. Even February. Whenever they’ve got a UFC. Tyron is ducking me clearly and is scared of me. I just want to let all my fans and haters know the real truth. I am staying ready. I am on call for UFC 219 on December 30 against Tyron ‘The Chose Excuse Maker’ Woodley!”

In the above video, Covington claims that the proposed super fight between Nate Diaz and Tyron Woodley is not going to happen at UFC 219.

With that said, “Chaos” is staying ready in hopes that Woodley will accept his challenge for a fight December 30 in Sin City.

Covington is coming off a unanimous decision victory over former title challenger Demian Maia at last month’s UFC Fight Night event in Brazil.

Colby Covington

Following his dominant win over the submission specialist, Covington proceeded to callout Woodley while trashing the country of Brazil.

Do you think Tyron Woodley will accept Colby Covington’s challenge to fight at UFC 219? Sound off PENN Nation!


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