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The otherwise stacked UFC 230 is still without an official main event- though rumors have been swirling about the possibility of a Jon Jones return. Tyron Woodley, who just defended his welterweight title against Darren Till, said he is open to putting it on the line again at UFC 230. His dance partner would be erstwhile interim champion, inveterate trash talker Colby Covington. Via MMAJunkie.com:
“I’ve got an MRI on my thumb and I’m sending it for a second opinion,” Woodley said. “If I’m good, then I have no issue with fighting in November. The more I fight, the better rhythm I get in the swing of things. Obviously, I just fought, so I’m still in phenomenal shape. I’ve been eating pancakes, shrimp fried rice, brownies – taking a week and eating some bullcrap.
“… It all depends on how severe my thumb injury is. I dislocated it in the first round punching him in the back of the head. I thought it was just jammed.”
That’s not why punching someone in the back of the head is against the rules, but it would seem Woodley suffered unintentional consequences for breaking them.
“The Chosen One” was quick to brush off Covington as a credible threat, saying that his former teammate wouldn’t try to wrestle him. That seems like quite the assumption.
“Think about it: I was going to fight Nate Diaz with a torn labrum,” Woodley said. “He’s not going to try to wrestle me. The only thing he does better than me is dress horribly and wear terrible hats. Outside of that, that’s it. That’s his only advantage – and having extremely corny trash talk.”
He said even if his thumb isn’t one hundred percent, he’s still confident against Covington.
“I would love to fight in Madison Square Garden again,” he said. “Not to sound arrogant, but would never take a fight against Darren Till if not 100 percent confident in both my hands. So I think I could beat (Covington) even if my hand’s a little jacked up.”
- By February he was is very bad condition and was in an institution in Guam getting late stage treatment— Karaev Fan (@Karaev_Fan) September 19, 2018
- He had hid his condition because he planned to make a pro comeback after beating cancer
Sad stuff, but a warrior to the end
I had almost forgotten, but throw back to the time KID literally saved a guy's life after a man stumbled unconscious onto a train track and he jumped in to drag the man out https://t.co/qoh5m0Etum— Karaev Fan (@Karaev_Fan) September 18, 2018
The man was a legend!
Norifumi "KID" Yamamoto passed on at age 41. Maybe the best pure athlete to grace the lighter weights, he went from black sheep of a wrestling family to pound-for-pound star in the mid-00's, maturing whilst collapsing foes two divisions above him. He is a phenom forever. #山本KID pic.twitter.com/GHvzM37yAB— Kyle Johnson (@Maldobabo) September 18, 2018
Kyoji Horiguchi fights to honor his legacy:
I spoke with Horiguchi a few weeks ago and he told me he was already going to be fighting in honor of Kid following his cancer diagnosis https://t.co/gawX0ImC1u— Marc Raimondi (@marc_raimondi) September 18, 2018
See, this is a good promo:
Polish Superstar Michal Materla (26-6) meets 2012 Olympic wrestling medallist Damian Janikowski (3-0) at #KSW45 on Oct 6th. Here is the promo:— Alan Murphy (@AlanMurphyMMA) September 18, 2018
The winner moves advances to the final of the tournament to crown the next @KSW_MMA MW champion. pic.twitter.com/taK8jSxfPF
So McGregor really DID like that statue?!?!?
Pay no attention to what the critics say.— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) September 18, 2018
A statue has never been set up in honor of a critic. pic.twitter.com/EovTK27Him
Can he do this?
The ticket for entry is a bottle of @ProperWhiskey.— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) September 19, 2018
2 bottles and you skip the Q to the top.
My soldiers will be outside making sure this rule is strictly adhered to.
Radio city Hall. UFC 229 Press conference.
We are evidently all on McGregor’s team, except for me because I’m not a journalist.
Love always to my team ❤️ https://t.co/nczlkrGQeN— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) September 18, 2018
While I’m on that beat, though, here’s this fan promo:
Georges St-Pierre, the quintessential martial artist:
Your sensei will always be your sensei no matter how much success you end up having. Mine gave me the foundation for triumph. Always remember where you come from. pic.twitter.com/BqIF1i6yeR— Georges St-Pierre (@GeorgesStPierre) September 18, 2018
He also looks like a wax statue here?
Yo Zahabi what you doing today?— ZombieProphet (@GIFsZP) September 18, 2018
Nuttin just buffering GSP pic.twitter.com/8dQvFeJXBk
Henry Cejudo got his lost UFC title back!
Relevant fighting skills Brock Lesnar is working on:
Imagine this guy fighting at 170?
Rumble is turning into a monster pic.twitter.com/ZBaU7YfKQh— ZombieProphet (@GIFsZP) September 18, 2018
Slips, Rips, and Sumo Clips
What a throw!
Wakaichiro picks up a win. Needs to win his remaining 2 to stay in Sandanme pic.twitter.com/6aJazNlM6e— MEGATON (@BasedDongeezus) September 19, 2018
Get outta here!
Tamawashi tosses Ikioi aside pic.twitter.com/vK7WLsuzSQ— MEGATON (@BasedDongeezus) September 19, 2018