Tyron Woodley vs. Colby Covington feels like it has been years in the making, and both men will finally get the chance to lock horns at UFC Vegas 11 this Saturday to settle their bitter, multiyear-long rivalry.
Although some fighters talk trash to sell fights, ‘T-Wood’ wants ‘Chaos’ to know that his hatred towards him is real, and personal.
The former UFC welterweight champion revealed on a recent episode of TMZ’s Hollywood Beatdown that there will be no handshake after he beats Covington to a pulp in the UFC Fight Night 178 main event.
“I’m definitely going to punch Colby in the face. Punch him, kick him, knee him, elbow him, knock him out, submit him, wake him up, knock him out again,” Woodley said (h/t BJPenn.com). “Then sweep him off the mat with no handshake. Definitely going to punch Colby Covington and I hate to even (say) his name because he doesn’t even deserve to be on our show. But, he’s getting a punch in the face.”
Woodley will look to rebound from back-to-back losses to Kamaru Usman and Gilbert Burns while Covington, the former interim welterweight champ, will look to put a beating on ‘The Chosen One’ to make up for his fifth-round TKO loss ‘The Nigerian Nightmare’ at UFC 245.
UFC Vegas 11: Covington vs. Woodley takes place this Saturday, Sept. 19 at the UFC APEX facility in Las Vegas, Nevada.