“So Tired of This Hemorrhoid”- Tyron Woodley Has a Classic Reply to Colby Covington’s Comments

Published 07/17/2020, 4:04 AM EDT


Former UFC Welterweight champion Tyron Woodley took to Twitter and fired back at arch-rival Colby Covington via BJ PENN.com. The two elite 170-pound fighters have had a long-standing feud that has reached a boiling point on multiple occasions. Colby Covington admonished Woodley in an Instagram post, claiming that ‘The Chosen One’ had backed out of their fight.

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Tyron Woodley is not one to shy away from a confrontation, whether it be inside or outside the cage. ‘T-Wood’ clapped back at his former friend and teammate, essentially disregarding his entire claim. Moreover, the two combatants have reportedly been scheduled to fight on many separate occasions in the past.

he claims everything! so tired of this hemorrhoid https://t.co/Jt3N5R8f3z

— Tyron T-Wood Woodley (@TWooodley) July 16, 2020

Tyron Woodley x Colby Covington: A brief history

The former ATT talents first began to butt heads when Tyron Woodley was the undisputed champion of the weight class. Not to mention, he was on an incredible run with victories over Robbie Lawler, Demian Maia, and Darren Till. The general consensus at the time involved the narrative that Woodley was trending to be the 170-pound GOAT.

Throughout it all, Colby Covington maintained that Woodley was the easiest fight in the division for him, stylistically. Additionally, he was pining for a shot at the gold strap after racking up impressive wins of his own. Both fighters appeared to be on a collision course, thus exciting fight fans to exponential levels.

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The fight never came into being, as Kamaru Usman fought Tyron Woodley in place of Colby Covington at UFC 235. ‘Chaos’ Covington maintained that he was under the spell of an injury when the UFC came to him with the initial fight offer. Chiefly, this further soured the relationship that the former teammates once shared.

In the period that followed, ‘The Chosen One’ would go on a disappointing slump that he is yet to recover from. Covington eventually fell to the ‘The Nigerian Nightmare’ as well, and looks to bounce back to winning ways. Largely he has expressed a sense of disinterest in fighting Woodley coming off two straight losses.

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The compelling narrative of teammates turned enemies is one that has fight fans bursting with excitement.

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Darryl Pinto

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Darryl Pinto is a senior MMA writer at EssentiallySports. He is currently pursuing his graduate degree in Mass Media (with a specialization in Journalism) out of Xavier’s College and has a year's experience in his current role. Darryl specializes in predictions, reporting, and covering UFC events live.

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