UFC welterwight champion Tyron Woodley has indicated that he’s willing to defend his title against Colby Covington at UFC 230 in New York City on November 3rd, but there is one condition.
“I’ve got an MRI on my thumb and I’m sending it for a second opinion,” Woodley told MMAJunkie Radio. “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.”
However, regardless of whether the fight takes now or at a later date, Woodley believes that he’s got the upperhand against his rival.
“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.”
And Woodley continued to throw shade on the outspoken Covington by suggesting that he could beat him even with his current injury.
“I would love to fight in Madison Square Garden again. 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.”