UFC Welterweight Champion Tyron Woodley isn’t the biggest fan of divisional top contender Colby Covington.
Covington has gotten himself involved in some controversy as of late and Woodley believes that the fighter should be booted from the UFC.
“Imagine he hadn’t said that (calling Brazilian’s filthy animals). Imagine Tyron Woodley says that. I might’ve gotten kicked out of the UFC. Imagine me saying that. Come on now, be for real. Tyron Woodley saying that on the microphone — do you think that’s going to go by under the radar, then they’ll give me a guest appearance at a fight? And even more embarrassingly, you want to press charges because you got hit with a boomerang? Dude, get out of here. I’m embarrassed. I’m embarrassed to say he’s in my weight class. He should be kicked out of the UFC. Make that the headline. Tyron Woodley says Colby Covington should be kicked out of the UFC for pressing charges for somebody air tossing a boomerang in a plastic bag at his shoulder,” Woodley said on The MMA Hour.
Besides the labeling of the Brazilian people “filthy animals,” the welterweight also got involved in an altercation with former UFC Heavyweight Champion Fabricio Werdum. It was an altercation that saw Werdum allegedly hit Covington with a boomerang.
Woodley also has other fighters on his radar for future title defenses and Covington isn’t one of them.
“When I’m looking down the scope and I’m looking through my sniper rifle, you’re (Covington) not in the crosshairs,” Woodley said. “There’s so many other fighters that are right in that mix that I’m looking at. There’s guys who are fighting, maybe rematches and former champions from different divisions, and people who are really running through it. There’s a lot of hungry guys, and he’s in that category with guys like Darren Till, Kamaru Usman. He’s right in there. The difference between them and him: Those guys are doing it with their gloves. They’re doing it with their actions. He’s just thinking that he’s supposed to talk his way into a title shot, and it’s sad that our sport does that.”
Neither Woodley or Covington have a fight scheduled at the moment and it it unknown just when they are going to be back in the Octagon.