Tyron Woodley says he used to pay Colby Covington to take beatings at American Top Team

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UFC welterweight champ Tyron Woodley and UFC interim welterweight champ Colby Covington have swapped seemingly endless trash talk over the last year. The good news is that they seem destined to settle their sizzling beef in the very near future.

Speaking on his Instagram account recently, the champ Tyron Woodley updated on his recovery and named the ideal timeframe for his title unification with Colby Covington.

“My hand is doing well, healing up nicely,” Woodley said (transcript via MMA Fighting). “I’m cleared to fight at the top of next year so the UFC is trying to figure out when I’m fighting. We already know who I’m fighting. January, February, March, one of those months. I’m looking at [UFC 233 on] January 26 real closely. It’s kinda close though on my hand so we’ll see. If I can do it, you better believe it’s done. If I can’t do it then we might se me fighting in Vegas on March 2nd or London. I kinda don’t want to fight out of the country but I’m not gonna be trying to pick the location.”

Whenever the fight happens, Tyron Woodley looks forward to the chance to take moths of frustration out on his former American Top Team stablemate. Apparently, however, this will not be the first time Woodley has put his hands on Covington. He says he used to pay his rival to take beatings when they trained under the same roof.

“Colby used to be my warmup guy,” said the welterweight champion. “I hate to break the news to you, but I used to pay him to beat him up. 500 bucks a week plus food plus hotel plus rental car plus gun range plus entertainment plus personal trainers, pad work, massage therapy, yoga. I spoiled the little waste of sperm, now all of a sudden he’s bumping his gums.”

“There’s a lot of good guys in the division,” Tyron Woodley continued. “Just because I think I’m the best don’t mean that there’s not some other people that can think they’re the best. It’s not to say that those people don’t think that if they get in the octagon with me, they might have the chance to do something nice. It don’t mean it’s gonna happen. The only person I don’t really f*ck with is Colby because he knows he can’t beat me. There’s no chance. He wanted me to fight him injured with a f*cked up hand and I almost took the fight because I still would have beat him.”

“He gonna get beat up,” he concluded. “He gonna get hurt, he gonna get embarrassed and hopefully retire so we don’t have to hear that terrible trash talk a second longer. It’s just gotten to the point right now where his name just makes my spirit vex.”

Who do you think will come out on top when Tyron Woodley and Colby Covington fight?

This article first appeared on BJPENN.COM on 11/25/2018.