Woodley: It’s my duty to f@$% up lazy POS Colby Covington
Trash talk in mixed martial arts puts asses in seats, so there’s an awful lot of it. Most of it is manufactured, but there’s levels to this. Chael Sonnen borrowed his brilliant shtick from professional wrestling, and it was as close to real as The Undertaker being an actual undertaker. UFC interim welterweight champ Colby Covington isn’t as real as it gets, but there’s a glee in his mean statements that a lot of fighters find offensive.
The welterweight champ champ Tyron Woodley appeared recently on the final episode of Ariel Helwani’s The MMA Hour, and was not impressed with his fellow ATT team member.
“He’s not on my level and he never will be on my level,” said Woodley, as transcribed by Adam Guillen Jr. for MMA Mania. “No, we are to the point to where it’s my duty as a martial artist to f*** him up. It’s almost my job as a martial artist, for whatever I stand for. I talked to [ATT owner] Dan Lambert today. I told him that after I whoop his ass I want him off the team. He’s a disgrace to American Top Team, the tradition it was rooted in, he’s a disgrace to the sport and a mockery to the toughest and best division in the UFC’s history, the welterweight division.”
Woodley declined to disclose Lambert’s response. However, ATT is a big tent that includes Communist Putin supporter Jeff Monson; a UFC title holder won’t be let go for mouth running.
Covington’s mouth running has extended to stories about getting the better of Woodley in the gym. Problems with that story include it’s poor form to talk about what happens in the gym, and that it isn’t true.
“He was brought in to help me train for Rory MacDonald and I have never met a lazier piece of s*** than Colby Covington,” said Woodley. “When it was time to wrestle, ask him how many takedowns he actually scored on me. Zero. Ask him why he turned blue like a fucking blueberry when I was choking him out and he refused to tap,” revealed Woodley.
“He is an a**hole training partner, he’s a horrible human being, nothing he says is factual. So I called him and I said, ‘Hey, I know you feel you have to do this, it’s the path that Conor McGregor made and you think this is what you have to do, but you are really making yourself look bad.”
“He said, ‘Man, I’m just trying to make money for both of us, we will both eat at the end of the day.’ When someone is doing a good job like Conor or Chael, I hate to unveil them, but when you have [gym manager] John Hartnett from American Top Team scripting and writing your stuff, and when 99 percent of your social media is my face, you need to check your man Visa because you done lost all points.”
And a fight between the two isn’t even booked yet. By the end, Conor McGregor will be taking notes.