There always seems to be a lot of drama surrounding former UFC Welterweight Champion Tyron Woodley and former UFC Interim Welterweight Champion Colby Covington, with the latest drama surrounding Woodley allegedly turning down another opportunity to face Covington.
Woodley says that he does want to finally fight Covington, but would like a full training camp before doing so.
“I’ve accepted the fight every single time they’ve offered me the fight,” Woodley said in an Instagram video (via Simon Simano of MMA Junkie). “I accepted the fight the day after my fight with Gilbert Burns. They asked me about fighting Colby literally the next day. I said, ‘Yeah, let me just let this cut heal, and my legs are sore from getting kicked. But I’m in, let’s do it.’ Didn’t even ask for more money. Just said let’s do it because I’m tired of hearing his mouth. Yes, I will fight him. But I’m gonna do a camp. I’m not gonna go out there and fight Colby Covington without a full camp.”
The newest opportunity for the two to battle would’ve been on August 22, at least if the contract Covington showed on social media proved to be correct.
One thing the former welterweight champion wants Covington to know is that he isn’t in the drivers seat when it comes to their potential fight.
“We in, but we’re just gonna have to do it a couple days later. And who told you you was in the driver’s seat? You ain’t in no driver’s seat, dog. … You think because I lost two fights that I’m out of it, that I’m not gonna hurt you? You’ve got life messed up,” says Woodley.
Whenever the UFC does try booking the fight again, it would mark at least the eighth time they have tried to do it.