Tyron Woodley vows to let his hands go in UFC bout with Colby Covington

UFC, Tyrone Woodley

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.

UFC Grudge Match

“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.

UFC: Khamzat Chimaev to fight Gerald Meerschaert (Reports)

Dana White said yesterday that the UFC was working on two fights for their budding star, Khamzat Chimaev (8-0). White said that Chimaev would fight in the US before fighting again on Fight Island.

White did say that the UFC was looking to book Chimaev and Demian Maia (28-10) for Fight Island. While he said they were working on a fight for him in the APEX, he didn’t say who he’d fight. Well per multiple reports, Chimaev will be taking on Gerald Meerschaert (31-13) at middleweight.

UFC loves Chimaev

After Chimaev dominated his two opponents on Fight Island, he said that he would take on anyone at middleweight and welterweight. He actually said he would smash both UFC champions in the same night.

While the UFC is working on his welterweight matchup for Fight Island, his tune up fight will come at middleweight against Meerschaert on September 19th. Meerschaert is a UFC vet who’s made the walk to the octagon 11 times.

The last time we saw Meerschaert was back in June when he fought Ian Heinisch. Unfortunately for Meerschaert, he was knocked out in the first round. This is a very tough draw for Meerschaert especially coming off of a loss.

It’s very clear that Dana White and the UFC love Khamzat Chimaev. He is on the fast track now, and he has all the makings of a guy who could be a serious problem in the UFC. Like Chimaev said, he could be a problem at welterweight and middleweight.

UFC: Donald Cerrone – Niko Price targeted for September 19th

Donald Cerrone

The UFC is putting together an incredible welterweight matchup for their card on September 19th. Per ESPN’s Brett Okamoto, Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone (36-15, 1 NC) and Niko Price (14-4, 1 NC) will to head-to-head.

The UFC’s Cowboy Tries to Bounce Back

There might not be a fighter in the UFC that is more loved than Cowboy Cerrone. For his entire career, Cowboy has been a guy who would fight anyone, anyplace at anytime.

That mentality is why he holds the record for the most wins in the UFC. In addition to that, he also has the most post-fight bonuses and the most finishes in UFC history.

However, Cowboy has hit a little bit of a rough patch in his last few fights. Just a little over a year ago, Cowboy was considered to be a win away from a title shot. Then he fought Tony Ferguson at UFC 238.

Cerrone lost after he blew his broken nose which caused his eye to swell shut. After that, Cowboy was finished in the first round by Justin Gaethje and Conor McGregor. Cerrone fought Anthony Pettis at UFC 249 and dropped a very close decision.

Cowboy is looking to snap the longest losing streak of his career. Now, all four fighters he has lost to are former champions so it’s not like he’s fighting nobodies. Now, he gets his chance against Niko Price to get back on track.

Price comes into this contest 2-3 in his last five fights. He always is game for a battle, and he’s always in exciting fights. One thing that you know for sure is that this will not be a boring fight.

For Cerrone, this is a chance to get back on track. For Price, this is a chance to get the biggest win of his UFC career. This is a massive fight for both men in very different ways. I don’t know about you, but I’m pumped for this fight.