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Tyron Woodley: UFC offered me Colby Covington fight and I accepted

That was fast.

Less than a week removed from his loss to Gilbert Burns, which took place last weekend on ESPN, former UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley claims he’s already been offered a grudge match against longtime 170-pound rival, Colby Covington.

“They offered me that fight, I told them I’m in,” Woodley told ESPN (transcribed by MMA Fighting). “I mean, I just don’t want to talk a lot about Colby because Colby is an actor, man. I know what he is doing and it makes sense and it’s kind of fun to watch but, at the end of the day, Colby has turned me down five or six times. But I think after losing two fights back-to-back I think it may be a time he may accept it because he may think I’m down and out.”

Covington is also coming off a loss, having been stopped by Kamaru Usman in their welterweight title fight at UFC 245 last December. “Chaos” claims he’s already moved on from his Woodley feud and instead wants to tangle with former best friend Jorge Masvidal.

“Fighting Colby right now is like fighting this race war,” Woodley continued. “This brutality and just the unsettling climate of our culture. I’m just going to take it as that. So, they have offered me Colby and I once again have accepted again and we will see what happens.”

Covington has yet to comment.

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