Colby Covington is relentless both inside the cage and outside the cage.
Rather than taking some time to wind down after his big win over Rafael dos Anjos at UFC 225, the newly-crowned interim welterweight champion has picked up from where he left off and is determined to break Tyron Woodley ahead of their inevitable title unification bout later in the year.
Speaking to Ariel Helwani on a recent edition of The MMA Hour (h/t Marc Raimondi of MMA Fighting), ‘Chaos’ continued to troll the official champ and warned ‘Tyquil’ that there’s nowhere left for him to run or hide.
“Tyquil, there’s nowhere else to run,” Covington said. “There’s nowhere else to hide. What you gonna do now? No more rap albums. I know all the people hate me, but if you really want to hate me, go look on Google and try to listen to this dude rap. That’s why he’s trying to come fight. That’s why he’s begging to fight me now, because his rap album is failing. He’s got baby mamas to pay. That dude is a joke, man. His B-list acting career that goes straight to DVD, it is no more. Don’t worry, Tyquil. I’m sending you to sleep for good, motherf*cker.”
Woodley had done his best to ignore Covington in the past, but now that his ex-teammate has a UFC title to his name, ‘T-Wood’ has been forced to retaliate and defend himself.
“It’s not like he’s just going out there and just saying something he believes,” Woodley said shortly after Covington’s win over ‘RDA’. “He’s staging and premeditating very controversial, very racial, very socially insensitive statements, and he can’t back it up. He’s talked himself into a fight with me. The problem is, when they lock this Octagon, I’m gonna unleash an ass-whooping on him that nobody has every experienced — and he can’t run. He can’t out-strike me. He can’t out-wrestle me. And anybody can get in shape, brother. You think cardio gonna beat me? Let me see you put your chin on the treadmill. Let me see the cardio of your chin, because he hasn’t been hit like I’m gonna hit him. RDA don’t possess that power.”
Woodley has even blocked Covington on social media, but the reigning 170-pound champ can’t avoid seeing his name in the headlines.
30-year-old Covington told ‘The Chosen One’ to unblock him on social media, or at least have the decency to confront him in person, man to man.
“I don’t see anything he says,” Covington said. “Anything he says is fake news. He just tries to come out in the media, he’s trying to steal my spotlight. He knows I’m the real world champ. He’s got that fool’s gold at home. If he has something to say, he can say it to my face or unblock me and say it to me and let me see it, like a real man.”
While the UFC has yet to announce the bout, Covington promises to finish his former American Top Team training partner in the first two rounds.
“He’s a little two-pump chump,” he said. “He won’t last more than two rounds.”
Expect the UFC to officially book Woodley vs. Covington in the coming weeks.