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Colby Covington: Tyron Woodley too busy trying to be the ‘black Skip Bayless’ to defend UFC title

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By this point, you’d figure top welterweight contender Colby Covington would have ran out of ammunition to fire at current Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) 170-pound champion and bitter rival, Tyron Woodley.

Well, you’re wrong.

“Chaos” was back at it again telling MMA Weekly that his upcoming interim title fight against Rafael dos Anjos — which is set to go down at UFC 225 on June 9, 2018 in Chicago, Illinois -- will actually be for the undisputed title since “T-Wood” is too busy doing everything else but fight.

“I don’t really consider this the interim. I consider this the undisputed title. There’s no doubt about it. Tyron Woodley’s the paper champ so he’s not the real champion,” Covington said. “He’s doing anything but fight.

He does have a doctor’s note.

To hear Colby tell it, Woodley is so preoccupied with trying to hit as many media outlets as possible to talk about anything and everything that doesn’t pertain to an upcoming fight, that actually stepping into the Octagon is the furthest thing from his mind.

“He’s gossiping on TMZ. He’s over on “The Breakfast Club” trying to rap. You thought you hate me? Go watch ‘The Breakfast Club’ and watch him try to rap. You’ll really hate me for making you watch that.”

Peep Woodley’s rap skills here.

According to Tyron, he is planning a return to action in July which is why he as baffled at the promotion’s decision to create an interim title. That timeline, however, is farfetched according to Covington, who says Tyron won’t return to action until November.

If not later.

“He’s running his mouth. He’s trying to be the black Skip Bayless. He’s trying to coach up [Floyd] Mayweather and that’s some hypothetical bulls–t that’s never going to happen. He’s doing anything but fight. He’s just running his mouth. He’s not here to make this welterweight division great again like me. At the end of the day, this guy just talks the talk. I’m here walking the walk.”

The winner of Covington and dos Anjos will get a title-unification bout against Woodley later this year. “Chaos,” meanwhile, feels fighting Tyron at this point is a lost cause.

“Tyron Woodley’s got nowhere to hide. He’ll probably end up leaving that belt at my footsteps,” Covington said. “He’s on borrowed time right now. This is the end of his career. His time has come and gone and my time is now,” he concluded.

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