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Wednesday, Sep 19, 2018

Tyron Woodley’s Down to Fight Colby Covington at UFC 230, Provided He’s Medically Cleared

Tyron Woodley (photo via UFC)

By FCF Staff

As this is being written, the UFC has yet to book a main event bout for its November 3rd card in New York City. Welterweight champ Tyron Woodley says a scrap with Colby Covington could take that spot, provided, he’s medically cleared to compete.

Woodley is coming off a dominant, submission win over Darren Till earlier this month at UFC 228. The bout marked the first time the welterweight champ had competed this year, after he underwent shoulder surgery earlier in 2018.

Recently the powerful wrestler spoke with MMA Junkie, and when asked about the possibility of facing his rival, Covington, at UFC 230, Woodley said this:

“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.”

The UFC reportedly approached Covington about facing Woodley at UFC 228, but due to pending nasal surgery, the former interim champ could not compete.

posted by FCF Staff @ 8:00 am
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