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Tyron Woodley: Colby Covington’s sister tried to slide into my DMs

We don’t even have a date for the UFC welterweight unification fight and the trash talk has already turned to family.

MMA: UFC 209-Woodley vs Thompson Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

Colby Covington’s rise to the top of the welterweight division has been a family affair as he’s been supported by his sisters every step of the way. His older sibling Candace even showed up in the preview for UFC 225’s The Thrill And The Agony, and she had some aggressive words for full champ Tyron Woodley now that Colby has the interim strap.

”Now we got a belt, now what do you have to say?” she remarked backstage after her brother dominated Rafael Dos Anjos on the scorecards. “Now we’re coming after Woodley, there’s no stopping us now. Absolutely not.”

Woodley hasn’t been shy about attacking Colby Covington back since he became the definitive next contender. He also didn’t hold back regarding Candace’s comments either.

”Now ‘we’ and ‘a’ belt!” Tyron wrote on Twitter. “You guys have what we call the ‘Boo Boo Belt’ and nice try big sis on deleting the DMs you sent trying to slide and getting shut down. Don’t worry I screen shot before you did. I’ll bring the to the presser.”

Style-wise, Woodley vs. Covington promises to be a hard fought affair, a nice change of pace after Woodley’s past defenses. But the trash talk leading up to the fight looks like it could end up being an endless dumpster fire. Colby Covington seems determined to make Liberal and Republican UFC fans hate each other, and now we’ve got Tyron Woodley calling Covington’s sister thirsty. The fight doesn’t even have a date yet!

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