Woodley Willing To Fight Covington At UFC 230 If Thumb Is Healed

UFC Welterweight champion Tyron Woodley is fresh off his UFC 228 submission victory against Darren Till, and looking to the future. A possible showdown with former or current interim welterweight champion Colby Covington.

Word was that Covington would be stripped of his interim title, but as of right now the UFC rankings still list him as interim champ. Here’s Woodley’s response to the idea of fighting on the UFC 230 card.

“I’ve got an MRI on my thumb and I’m sending it for a second opinion,” Woodley said. “If I’m good, then I have no issue with fighting in November. The more I fight, the better rhythm I get in the swing of things. Obviously, I just fought, so I’m still in phenomenal shape. I’ve been eating pancakes, shrimp fried rice, brownies – taking a week and eating some bullcrap.

“… It all depends on how severe my thumb injury is. I dislocated it in the first round punching him in the back of the head. I thought it was just jammed.”

Woodley went on to talk about how he doesn’t see Covington as a threat.

“I would love to fight in Madison Square Garden again,” he said. “Not to sound arrogant, but would never take a fight against Darren Till if not 100 percent confident in both my hands. So I think I could beat (Covington) even if my hand’s a little jacked up.”


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