“UFC Can Try to F**k Me and Screw Me at Any Corner” – Colby Covington Not Happy With Tyron Woodley Fight Scenario

Published 07/17/2020, 2:35 PM EDT


Colby Covington is known for speaking his mind out. The former interim champ often puts his contemporaries on the blast. However, this time he has taken a step further and blamed his employer, the UFC, for holding a grudge against him.

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After his TKO loss against the welterweight champ Kamaru Usman, Covington is yet to return to the Octagon. However, it hasn’t been the case that he has stayed silent since the failed bid to capture the title. From criticizing the Marc Goddard, who was the referee in his last fight, to calling out fellow 170-pounders left and right, Covington never goes out of the news.

When talking about how he still hasn’t signed the contract for his next fight, ‘Chaos’ blasted the UFC.

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“To be honest, I just think the UFC hates me and they hold a grudge against me for no reason. Any way they can try to f*ck me and screw me at any corner, they’re going to do that,” Covington said while talking to James Lynch of The Line Movement.

During the uncertain times of the last few months, Covington has often put his name in the hat to act as a short-notice replacement. However, the UFC has never allowed him to do so.

When the coronavirus took its toll on the sporting world, Leon Edwards vs Tyron Woodley was one of the first fights that had to fall through. Covington notified the UFC that he was ready to step in to fight Tyron Woodley. However, the UFC canceled the event altogether. Later on, Gilbert Burns went on to fight, and defeat, Tyron Woodley.

Colby Covington believes there is ‘real beef’ between him and Tyron Woodley

Colby Covington vs Tyron Woodley is a fight that just never seems to come to fruition. While Woodley was on the 170-pound throne, Covington was on a steep rise to become a real threat to the crown. Woodley had planned to headline UFC 230 against Covington. However, the fight never happened as ‘The Chosen One’ dislocated his thumb and tore three ligaments.

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Woodley eventually lost the belt to Usman. While Colby had his crack at the title against Usman, he is still itching to fight Woodley. Both have a history between them which stems from both of them training together.

This is a real beef. You’ve got a guy whose a liberal little cuck and then you’ve got the alpha male who’s got MAGA bombs on his hands. So it only makes sense, it’s just the storyline in that fight alone is so good. I begged to fight him on one weeks’ notice and they never gave me the call,” Covington added.

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As of late, both the welterweights have taken to social media to blame each other for not accepting a fight. Covington is also not impressed with how Ali Abdelaziz can get a fight for most of his clients over others.

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Rishabh Singh

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Rishabh Singh is an MMA author at EssentiallySports since 2020. An engineer in the making, his love for combat sports began by watching Anderson Silva light people up inside the Octagon. When he isn't busy in his technical pursuits, he is an avid reader with a love for sports in general and sporting history in particular.

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