Colby Covington opens up about his potential fight and rivalry with Tyron Woodley, and discussed whether the encounter will take place on September 19 or not.
After it was confirmed that UFC 253 will shift to September 26, the date which was initially reserved for UFC 253 i.e., September 19 is now open for the headliner fight to get assigned. While Colby Covington Vs. Tyron Woodley is seen as the potential main event, and the fighters have reportedly given their verbal consent as well, it is yet to get the confirmation tag. However, in the post 252 press address Dana White did affirmed that the fight is pretty much set for September 19.
Colby Covington Opens Up About The Potential Fight With Tyron Woodley
Colby Covington recently in a chat with MMA Fighting.com discussed his rivalry with Tyron Woodley, and stated “This rivalry is beyond personal. You know this is for bragging rights for the rest of our lives. You know, there’s no doubt that you know that fighting me, he’s gonna get the biggest adrenaline and the biggest you know just the motivation, and and inspiration to come out here and knock me out.”
Colby said “This fight sells in so many different ways you know, we used to be teammates you know, The Republican, liberal angle. The hatred we genuinely have for each other, so I think we will see the best Tyron Woodley we have seen in this fight”.
Colby Covington reflected upon Woodley’s last two fights which he lost to Kamaru Usman and Gilbert burns, and commented that he (Tyron) lost both of them via judges’ decision, but against him there is going to be a clean finish. He said the Bout most likely will take place on September 19, but if it does not, Colby conveyed he is ready, and willing to fight him even on a week’s notice.
With the eagerness shown by Covington, and the Twitter post by Woodley about the potential match-up, it is up to matchmakers now to complete the formality make it official.
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