Without even a scheduled date yet, Colby Covington has already begun the smack talk for his fight against Tyron Woodley. For one, he already has it in his mind that the fight will surpass the magnitude of the upcoming lightweight title matchup between Khabib Nurmagomedov and Conor McGregor at UFC 229 on October 6th in Las Vegas.
“Without a doubt it will be Covington vs. Woodley,” Covington said on Ariel Helwani’s MMA Show on ESPN (transcript via MMA Mania). “The sides in the line that are going to be drawn, the anger, the story line, we have a serious history. Everybody knows that. There’s too much juiciness in that fight.”
“The Conor and Khabib fight, yeah that’s cool, but, Conor is just looking to get paid and Khabib, all he does is wrestle. They are little lightweights, that’s the JV (junior varsity) side. If you want to come up in weight come up to the varsity squad.”
Covington, of course, had something to say about Woodley’s fight against Darren Till last Saturday at UFC 228.
“I was not impressed at all. He shows the same stuff he always shows. He backs up, looking for that right hand, he is predictable.”
“Look at the way Nate Marquardt fought him, knocked him out and left him in a pool of his own blood unconscious,” he continued. “Rory MacDonald beat that little bitch up, he’s a predicable fighter.”
“When you got a little soy boy who is in there, they don’t know what they’re doing, I know what I’m doing. All these guys can talk the talk but they don’t walk the walk.”
Covington wants the Woodley fight to be part of UFC 230, which takes place on November 4th at Madison Square Garden. The headliner of the said card has yet to be determined.