We are less than two weeks away from arguably the biggest grudge match on the UFC‘s calendar for 2020. Former welterweight champion, Tyron Woodley (19-5-1), will be taking on former interim champion, Colby Covington (15-2).
It is no secret that these two men do not like each other. Covington has called Woodley out for years, but something always got in the way of them fighting. Now, the UFC has paired them against each other when both men need a victory.
Nobody needs a win more in the division than Woodley. Woodley has been criticized for his last two UFC performances where he was shutout by Gilbert Burns and Kamaru Usman. Woodley wouldn’t let his hands go, but he vows this time will be different.
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“I will let my hands go…You’ve got my word. I’m going to let them go upside his head, body, I might even punch him in the sack,” Woodley said in a fan Q&A. These two former UFC champions do not like each other and Woodley is making it known.
Woodley is even training with Jorge Masvidal for this fight. Masvidal is Covington’s former close friend and roommate. Masvidal is assisting in getting Woodley prepared to take out Colby Covington.
We haven’t seen Covington since he lost to Kamaru Usman back at UFC 245. Covington put up a great fight, but in the end, Usman proved to me just a little too much. Despite the loss, Covington’s stock didn’t take too much of a hit considering the way the fight went.
A win for either man on September 19th would put them right back in the mix for a title shot. If Covington wins impressively, you could say nobody deserves it more than him. One thing is for sure, I’m hoping Woodley lets his hands go and we have a competitive UFC main event.