UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley says he was hoping to find a contract for a fight with Colby Covington under his Christmas tree this year, but apparently, he didn’t get his wish.
Speaking on Twitter on Wednesday, the welterweight champion took a shot at Covington, accusing the top welterweight contender of “b*tching out.”
— Tyron T-Wood Woodley (@TWooodley) December 26, 2018
“I asked my boss for one thing for Christmas,” Woodley wrote. “Didn’t see the bout agreement under my tree, [Colby Covington] must have bitched out again!”
While Tyron Woodley seems to doubt that Colby Covington wants to fight him, Covington himself weaves a different story. He says he’s accepted a fight with Woodley on numerous occasions.
“I was offered Tyron Woodley in November MSG, I accepted, he couldn’t fight there,” Covington explained on a recent episode of BJPENN Radio. “All of the sudden he had a thumb injury so we waited it out. Then they said, ‘Okay, January 26, [the UFC 233] pay-per-view in Anaheim versus Woodley.’ I said, ‘Yes, let’s unify the belt, it’s time. This is the ball-buster main event that I built up through the years. Let’s go do it.’ And you know, that’s all I’ve heard, I haven’t heard anything else from them, just being promised Anaheim and now that’s where we’re at.”
“I know for a fact Tyron Woodley has accepted a fight with me, he just didn’t want to do it January 26,” Covington added. “He said, ‘Hey yeah, I want to fight Colby, that’s the fight I want. I don’t want anybody else, that’s my biggest fight. That’s a beef that needs to be settled.’ That’s not manufactured beef, that’s real beef, Jason. We want to kill each other. I don’t care if I’m fighting Tyron Woodley in the Octagon, I’ll fight him in a CVS. I’ll go to St. Louis and I’ll find that little bitch. We’re going to fight next.”
While Covington says he’s ready and willing to fight Tyron Woodley, this comment from the champ is in keeping with a recent comment from Ali Abdelaziz, the manager of Kamaru Usman. Abdelaziz says the next welterweight title shot will 100% go to Kamaru Usman.
Do you think we’ll ever see Tyron Woodley and Colby Covington settle their beef in the cage?
This article first appeared on BJPENN.COM on 12/26/2018.