Former UFC Welterweight Champion Tyron Woodley was supposed to face Leon Edwards this weekend on a UFC Fight Night card, but Edwards pulled out of the event due to the recent travel restrictions based on the coronavirus.
With Woodley needing a new opponent for this Saturday’s card, a three pack of fighters have stepped up, with the first being former UFC Interim Welterweight Champion Colby Covington:
Word on the street is @LeonScott is out. The @ufc and America need a hero. Who wants see America’s Champ put the #MAGA cape on and beat the fuck out of @twooodley live on @ESPN next week for your entertainment and my own personal pleasure? ----------— Colby Covington (@ColbyCovMMA) March 15, 2020
However, it seems that Woodley isn’t buying what Covington is selling, as the former champion posted the following on Instagram:
The final fighter to step up for now is former UFC Lightweight Champion Rafael Dos Anjos, who also pitched a grand prix style event for this weekend:
I think my brother @gilbertburns deserves to fight Woodley this weekend. If for any reason he can’t, I’m ready to step in if the UFC needs me. I heard Colby is also up for a fight on Saturday, so if Durinho gets Woodley, let’s do it old school Grand Prix style!— Rafael dos Anjos (@RdosAnjosMMA) March 16, 2020
There has been no announcement yet from the UFC as to who’ll get to face Woodley this weekend at the Fight Night event.