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Make UFC great again: Colby Covington ready to depose ‘race-baiting’ Tyron Woodley

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) welterweight contender, Colby Covington, is ready to assume his place atop the 170-pound throne. The means to that end, of course, is a victory over the current division champion.

For now, it’s Tyron Woodley.

Things could change if Rafael dos Anjos gets the title shot he was promised by promotion president Dana White. If not, “Chaos” will gladly take his place and restore order with a win over “The Chosen One.”

From his conversation with Submission Radio.

“He let’s things get to his emotions. He’s literally a prima donna. That’s the perfect explanation for Tyron Woodley. He tries to racebait. The people that don’t like him and don’t wanna watch him for or think he’s boring, ‘Oh, they’re racist’. That’s his only claim now. So, he’s just trapped, he’s in a corner and he’s defeated before anything. The fans have completely gotten in his head and everybody’s under his skin. He doesn’t know how to handle the position he’s in now, but it’s okay, I’m gonna take over his position as welterweight champ and you will see the division be made great again.”

We also have this guy in the running.

Covington (13-1) earned his place at No. 3 in the 170-pound rankings by winning five straight fights, including last October’s unanimous decision nod over former title contender Demian Maia at UFC Fight Night 119.

As for the headlines?

He earned those with his antics outside the cage, including last November’s boomerang war with heavyweight hothead Fabricio Werdum, which led to tensions between “Chaos” and most of Brazil.

No “Bones” about it.

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