Former UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley might be coming off from a fresh loss to Gilbert Burns, but “The Chosen One” is still keen on getting in the big fights.
Woodley, 38, lost to the Brazilian in May, but now he’s willing to get back to action in the upcoming fall.
The American has told ESPN that he wishes to fight Colby Covington in September or October. His comments are coming just a day after Covington called out Woodley in an Instagram post on Wednesday for refusing to fight next month.
“My answer to whether I would fight Colby is an eternal yes,” Woodley told ESPN. “At 96 years old in a nursing home, it’s yes! He said no six times and now creates a date that works for him? F–k out of here.”
“I literally treated it like every other bluff and told them to quit contacting me until this b—h signed a bout agreement,” Woodley texted Helwani. “Never thought he would sign. September/October, I’ll get around to exterminating that roach. Let me call the UFC and see what’s cracking.”
Covington hasn’t fought since December when Kamaru Usman defeated him to retain his welterweight belt.