Tyron Woodley is willing to lose some points in order to get in an intentional low blow against Colby Covington next week.
Former UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley will return to the Octagon against Colby Covington in the main event of UFC on ESPN+ 36. The action goes down on September 19 from the UFC APEX facility in Las Vegas, Nevada. Woodley and Covington’s fight has been years in the making, going back to Woodley’s days as 170-pound champ. The pair have amassed a heated rivalry with each other which will certainly result in fireworks come fight night.
However, as Woodley recently mentioned on Instagram Live, he’s willing to lose some points on the judges’ scorecards if it means he can sneak in a low blow against “Chaos.” (H/T BJPenn.com)
“I will let my hands go. You guys and you fans telling me ‘let your hands go, let your hands go,’ I need to let them go. You have that, you have my word I will let these hands go,” Woodley said. “I’ll let them go upside his head, body. I might even punch in the sack for the warning, bap. I will take the warning or even the point deduction, I feel good guys.”
Woodley’s run as the UFC’s welterweight champion was one of the most memorable of all time. “T-Wood” was able to rack up a six-fight win streak that included wins over Robbie Lawler, Stephen “Wonderboy” Thompson, Darren Till, and more. However, he was dethroned by Kamaru Usman in dominant fashion back in March of 2019. Gilbert Burns handed him his second-straight loss in May with another lopsided unanimous decision. Now, Woodley hopes to get back on track with a win over Covington, who has established himself as one of the biggest names in the UFC.
Covington was riding high off a seven-fight win streak that eventually earned him a title opportunity. He was stopped late in the fifth round of he and Kamaru Usman’s classic 170-pound title fight in December. Now, having left American Top Team (ATT) and completely revamping his training, Covington looks to get back on track with a win over one of the best welterweights of all time.