Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) recently announced that its next three events, UFC Fight Night 170, UFC Fight Night 171 and UFC on ESPN 8, have been postponed indefinitely because of the coronavirus outbreak.
The promotion was trying its hardest to keep the show going, and was determined to at least stage this Saturday’s (March 21) event — which was set for London, England — somewhere in the United States. In the end, ever-growing travel bans and policies implemented across the world made it impossible.
Former UFC welterweight champion, Tyron Woodley, reacted to the news by saying that upon the promotion’s return to normalcy, he wants to fight no one else but Colby Covington.
“Fans I’m sorry,” Woodley said on Instagram in regard to UFC London getting canceled. “I’m fucking shattered by this. I texted Dana White and told him I am in for Burns (Saturday only). I then was told the card was off.
“We will make it through this together, don’t take it lightly,” he added. “When we are back and running, it’s me and clout-chasing Covington. Don’t want to hear another name.”
That’s not exactly something Leon Edwards wants to hear, who was set to face Woodley at UFC London before the promotion finally went into shutdown mode. That’s why “Rocky” took to social media to fire back at “The Chosen One” for trying to “run.”
This fight going to happen after we get back to normal programming don’t try run now kid, fuck Covington the weasel pic.twitter.com/3nylGOjHTU— Leon 'Rocky' Edwards (@Leon_edwardsmma) March 16, 2020
That said, Covington and Woodley have a history that dates back several years, so selling that bout wouldn’t be too hard for UFC.
Of course, there is no telling when UFC — as well as the rest of the sports world — will be up and running again. Until then, why don’t you tell us who you’d prefer see Woodley face: Covington or Edwards?