Riding high off a dominant win over Demian Maia, Colby Covington has spent the last few weeks campaigning for a title fight with welterweight champion Tyron Woodley.
On the most recent episode of BJ Penn Radio, the surging welterweight contender also gave a prediction for the outcome of a possible fight with Woodley. Based on his previous training sessions with Woodley at American Top Team, Covington is expecting a lopsided, stoppage win over the champ – probably inside the first three rounds.
“It’s going to be Dana White and UFC having to force him to take the fight with me because at the end of the day man, he knows what happened the last time we trained,” Covington said on BJ Penn Radio. “It wasn’t even competitive. He was done inside three rounds, he quit, he was dog tired. Same thing will happen in a UFC fight. He’s not going to make it three rounds. He won’t make it to the championship rounds because he’s a chump. He won’t make it to the championship rounds. He has no heart to fight me so I don’t think he’s going to take the fight, but you know I hope he does because I’ll be the one to retire him.”
“Everybody knows that it’s the fight to make,” Covington continued. “There’s real legitimate bad blood between me and Tyron Woodley. This isn’t a promoting, this isn’t no fake stuff, this is the real thing. Me and Tyron Woodley hate each other. If I see that dude in public, it’s going to be a fist fight then and there, like I’m not holding back. That guy talks so much shit, saying this and that. Dude I just beat the shit out of Demian Maia ten times worse than you did and I did it in three rounds and you did it in five rounds. Dude you fought Demian Maia on four weeks notice, you didn’t even give him a training camp. I gave Demian Maia three months and I still did that to him. The dude’s a fake. He knows this is my division now. He’s got nowhere to fucking run or hide anymore. I’m taking my belt.”
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This article first appeared on BJPenn.com on 7/11/2017.