Heading into UFC Vegas 11 this weekend, Colby Covington is looking at a fight that is in all likelihood his to lose.
For Tyron Woodley, in his last fight against Gilbert Burns back in May, the loss wasn’t as much about the lack of skill set possessed by Woodley as much as it was about the apparent lack of desire within him. Of course, it was that, coupled with the fact that he was facing one of the most dangerous up and comers on the roster right now. But in the lead up to the fight, it felt like Woodley was unconvincing in his claims that he was refocused and more motivated than he’s ever been.
But if there is anything out there that might get Woodley motivated to be more focused and train harder with more vigor than he has in many years, it would be a fight against Colby Covington.
Covington, as controversial a figure as you’ll find in the UFC, may very well have the edge in desire and drive. And that may very well make this his fight to lose. Of course, “Chaos” does have a superb skill set — but that is generally overlooked due to the disdain for his carefully crafted public persona, which has made him public enemy number one.
It’s amazing how things are these days when it comes to the UFC operating during a global pandemic and the steady output of events they’ve been doing. A match-up that just a short time ago would have been a major Pay per view headliner has very quietly snuck up on us and goes down this weekend.
Check out our full video preview in the embed above. UFC Vegas 11 takes place this Saturday, September 19 at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas, Nevada. The event airs live on ESPN+ (TSN in Canada).