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UFC Welterweight champion Tyron Woodley goes on a rant towards interim champion Colby Covington during a live chat on social media.

There is some serious bad blood between the two UFC welterweight champions, Tyron Woodley and Colby Covington.

Woodley recently did a live chat on social media where he apparently went on an aggressive rant towards Covington, who was recently crowned interim welterweight champion at last Saturday’s UFC 225. During that chat, Woodley stated he wanted planned to put the beatdown on his 170-pound counterpart.

“Colby Covington is coming to get his ass whooped,” said Woodley. “I ain’t never in my life, I ain’t never in my career, I ain’t never in my existence as an adult human being wanted to f**k somebody up so bad, beat somebody so bad, embarrass somebody so bad, end his career so bad, take his life so bad, and I don’t even say that figuratively. Literally, I’m gonna try to hurt him so f**king bad they’re never gonna want to let me fight in the UFC again, that’s a fact.”

Harsh words from the champion, although Covington wasn’t shying away from his own smack-talking towards Woodley during his post-fight interview he gave after he defeated Rafael Dos Anjos.

“Tyron Woodley, you’re a freaking coward. Why’d you let this little filthy animal take this *ss-whooping tonight? This was supposed to be you,” said Covington. “You can’t run, you can’t hide no more Tyron Woodley. I’m coming for you.”

With a feud this intense between Woodley and Covington, this could be great news for not only Woodley and Covington but for the UFC as well. There may be more investment into this potential fight it were to happen due to the intense disdain both fighters have for each other. And it’s also worth noting that it may help get fans more interested in Woodley as a champion since has been criticized in the past for allegedly having underwhelming performances.

https://fansided.com/2018/06/11/tyron-woodleys-colby-covington-rant-rumors-ufc/
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Woodley's response and reaction make me think he lost this fight mentally, months before the fight could even have a chance of taking place.

His reaction is like Jose Aldo's reaction to Conor.
 

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Why would he be scared of Colby? He has great pressure, wrestling, and cardio. He doesnt have the best striking or power. Tyron has great TDD and hits like a truck. Its a perfect style match up for both guys really if their gameplan is on point and I think Tyron wins.
 

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Why would he be scared of Colby?
I vaguely remember there being a sequence in one of the Woodley vs Wonderboy fights where Woodley wrestled to get the fight to the ground. Wonderboy got back up. Woodley slowed down noticeably and had to take a break to recover.

If I'm remembering correctly and Woodley slowed down from one takedown, imagine how he'll fare against a guy who forces him to defend takedowns almost every second of every round.

Woodley would need an early finish, puncher's chance.

There are other reasons why Woodley's response is the wrong response to hear from someone talking about a fight. Woodley's days as champ might be numbered.
 

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I vaguely remember there being a sequence in one of the Woodley vs Wonderboy fights where Woodley wrestled to get the fight to the ground. Wonderboy got back up. Woodley slowed down noticeably and had to take a break to recover.

If I'm remembering correctly and Woodley slowed down from one takedown, imagine how he'll fare against a guy who forces him to defend takedowns almost every second of every round.

Woodley would need an early finish, puncher's chance.

There are other reasons why Woodley's response is the wrong response to hear from someone talking about a fight. Woodley's days as champ might be numbered.
like Damien Maia? Woodley spent the whole fight defending take downs, granted he didn't have any counters after defending. that may be because he was wore down, but i dont think Colby would let him off without taking punishment, so you may be right.
 

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Sorry I missed the part where Woodley admits he would lose a fight with Colby. Where exactly was that part...

IMO Woodley is the absolute worse match up for Colby. Colby is not going to KO/TKO ANYONE in the top 10 ever so he better hope his wrestling is better than Woodley's, which I absolutely don't agree with.
 

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Going from responses, I would guess neither of you saw Colby's fight with RDA.
 

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Going from responses, I would guess neither of you saw Colby's fight with RDA.

how does my response infer that? I simply asked if Maia didn't force him to defend take downs their entire fight and was curious how you thought that was affecting Woodley. His output was low, do you think it was due to the constant TDD? And I was agreeing that Colby would push more offense on Woodley also. I think Colby brings a fight to Woodley he aint gonna like.
 

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Woodley's right hand might be the difference in this fight. He's got a little Hendo going with it. Flattened some really good guys with it. Kept Thompson at bay with it. Otherwise, tough fight to call.
 

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Woodley's right hand might be the difference in this fight. He's got a little Hendo going with it. Flattened some really good guys with it. Kept Thompson at bay with it. Otherwise, tough fight to call.
This is 100% the difference. Not to mention Coby has never KO/TKO'd anyone with a Wiki page for Christ's sake. So statistics would point out he's not really capable of doing that to a champion who has taken very hard shots from Lawler, Thompson, Gastelum, Rory, Condit and the list goes on. He's gonna have to grind it out in a wrestling match with Woodley if he even ever gets it to the floor without being KO'd himself.

RDA was a good test for Colby and his best win EVER. I thought RDA was stronger in the wrestling dept but apparently he was not. In fact, RDA is probably the only real test he's be given. Usman just beat Maia as well, so all things are pointing to Maia being on the way out IMO. Beating him at this point as a way to climb your way to the top 5 is about as relevant as beating Marquardt or something IMO.
 

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how does my response infer that? I simply asked if Maia didn't force him to defend take downs their entire fight and was curious how you thought that was affecting Woodley. His output was low, do you think it was due to the constant TDD? And I was agreeing that Colby would push more offense on Woodley also. I think Colby brings a fight to Woodley he aint gonna like.
I don't know if I've seen anyone push a pace the way Colby did in the RDA fight. I think that pace would break anybody. It would be like Cain Velasquez in his prime. The only way to beat him would be to finish him early.

Demian Maia set a high pace in round 1 against Woodley. After round 1 his pace slowed. Colby wouldn't slow and give Woodley time to breathe after round 1 the way Maia did.

I don't think anyone would disagree if I said Colby is also a better wrestler than Demian Maia is. Colby could be a good enough wrestler to get Tyron down and force him to use more energy in the wrestling/grappling.

Colby fought Demian Maia and I don't think anyone would disagree if someone said Colby was on his way to grinding Maia out with his high pace.
 

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I don't know if I've seen anyone push a pace the way Colby did in the RDA fight. I think that pace would break anybody. It would be like Cain Velasquez in his prime. The only way to beat him would be to finish him early.

Demian Maia set a high pace in round 1 against Woodley. After round 1 his pace slowed. Colby wouldn't slow and give Woodley time to breathe after round 1 the way Maia did.

I don't think anyone would disagree if I said Colby is also a better wrestler than Demian Maia is. Colby could be a good enough wrestler to get Tyron down and force him to use more energy in the wrestling/grappling.

Colby fought Demian Maia and I don't think anyone would disagree if someone said Colby was on his way to grinding Maia out with his high pace.
i agree with everything you said. itll be an interesting fight for sure. I'll be pulling for Colby, if anything, to shake up the divison a bit. I think Tyron is a bit of a cry baby personally.
 

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i agree with everything you said. itll be an interesting fight for sure. I'll be pulling for Colby, if anything, to shake up the divison a bit. I think Tyron is a bit of a cry baby personally.

Firas Zahabi calls Colby's cardio the "best in the game" above @ 2:50. Nice to see someone might agree with my thoughts on this.

edit: Nope. No agreement. Firas Zahabi says he thinks Woodley will beat Colby @ 11:39.

It should be mentioned if Colby starts to do drugs or PED's, if he does something to abuse his body he could fk up his cardio, and it won't be good anymore. His cardio is really good but that could always change in the future.

Conor used to have great cardio, too. Until he became rich enough to afford drugs, then his cardio wasn't good anymore.
 

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I vaguely remember there being a sequence in one of the Woodley vs Wonderboy fights where Woodley wrestled to get the fight to the ground. Wonderboy got back up. Woodley slowed down noticeably and had to take a break to recover.

If I'm remembering correctly and Woodley slowed down from one takedown, imagine how he'll fare against a guy who forces him to defend takedowns almost every second of every round
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Woodley would need an early finish, puncher's chance.

There are other reasons why Woodley's response is the wrong response to hear from someone talking about a fight. Woodley's days as champ might be numbered.
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We all knew this, am I right.
 

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Boom!

Colby's legend grows.

:thumbsup:

PS - look at the date and year of the first post in this thread. I wish I had more confidence in my own calls and bet more $$ on Colby than I did.
 

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Boom!

Colby's legend grows.

:thumbsup:

PS - look at the date and year of the first post in this thread. I wish I had more confidence in my own calls and bet more $$ on Colby than I did.
His cardio is a bit shocking. I new it was killer, didn't know it was that killer.
 

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His cardio is a bit shocking. I new it was killer, didn't know it was that killer.
His cardio was impressive, but it's a lot easier to dominate someone/control someone than have a hard fought fight. Can he keep up that kind of pace if someone is actually hitting him back and taking him down and pushing on him?

Either way, it was an impressive and he has a bigger chance to get that real title than I thought he did.
 

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His cardio was impressive, but it's a lot easier to dominate someone/control someone than have a hard fought fight. Can he keep up that kind of pace if someone is actually hitting him back and taking him down and pushing on him?

Either way, it was an impressive and he has a bigger chance to get that real title than I thought he did.
Lawler's a beast , though. And he said he felt better for this fight than he had in a while. And doesn't Lawler have some crazy TDD stats?
 

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I vaguely remember there being a sequence in one of the Woodley vs Wonderboy fights where Woodley wrestled to get the fight to the ground. Wonderboy got back up. Woodley slowed down noticeably and had to take a break to recover.

If I'm remembering correctly and Woodley slowed down from one takedown, imagine how he'll fare against a guy who forces him to defend takedowns almost every second of every round.

Woodley would need an early finish, puncher's chance.

There are other reasons why Woodley's response is the wrong response to hear from someone talking about a fight. Woodley's days as champ might be numbered.

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The outcome of Colby vs T-wood was obvious in 2018.
 
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