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Colby Covington trashes Tyron Woodley for Conor McGregor callout

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COCONUT CREEK, Fla. – Colby Covington has some thoughts on Tyron Woodley angling for a matchup with Conor McGregor after losing the UFC welterweight title earlier this month.

This past weekend, Woodley (19-4-1 MMA, 9-3-1 UFC) told MMA Junkie that he believes a matchup with McGregor (21-4 MMA, 9-2 UFC) would be “dope” and explained why it makes sense given where both men currently stand in their careers.

Those comments were met with a mixed reaction, and Covington (14-1 MMA, 9-1 UFC) clearly is on the side of people who think former 170-pound champ Woodley fighting the former lightweight and featherweight titleholder is not the fight to make.

“It’s embarrassing, man,” Covington on Monday told MMA Junkie. “Tyrone doing what he does best – embarrassing himself. He’s calling out a (155) pounder, a guy that’s below him that has no aspirations to fight him. The thing about Tyron, he’s not a draw. No one cares about him. The fans don’t want to see him fight. He’s boring inside the cage and outside the cage.”

Covington was on the cusp of getting his own fight with Woodley before “The Chosen One” was dethroned of UFC gold by Kamaru Usman at UFC 235. Woodley said he’s determined to get the belt back but felt that if the UFC pits Covington against Usman next, then “The Notorious” would be an appropriate pairing for himself.

Covington can’t see any scenario in which the UFC books that fight.

“He’s not going to get a big money fight with Conor,” Covington said. “He’s not a draw. He couldn’t even sell 100,000 pay-per-views by himself. Why’s Conor going to give him the spotlight to fame and money?”

For more on the upcoming UFC schedule, check out the UFC Rumors section of the site.


Photos: Best of Colby Covington


Photos: Best of Tyron Woodley

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