Colby Covington is not too bothered by the news that Tyron Woodley will be training with former UFC welterweight king Georges St-Pierre at Tristar Gym.
Woodley recently announced the news on Ariel Helwani’s MMA Show, stating that if he can’t fight St-Pierre, he might as well benefit from training with arguably the greatest fighter of all time.
In addition to St-Pierre, Woodley would also be training with the likes of Bellator welterweight champion Rory MacDonald and former UFC interim lightweight title challenger Kevin Lee.
However, speaking to Submission Radio, “Chaos” believes all those fighters are washed up, none more so than his bitter rival in Woodley.
“Who? I mean, he’s a nobody, he’s irrelevant,” Covington said. “He’s not even a top 20 fighter anymore. You’ll never see him fight again. And does it matter? All those guys are over the hill, all those guys are past their time. I mean, one of them is not even an anybody. I don’t even know why you put him in the same sentence.”
When asked if “GSP” was included along with Woodley in his statement, Covington clarified things further.
“I mean both of them, bro. They both suck, they’re terrible,” he explained. “Woodley’s over the hill. He’s got no motivation, there’s no fire there anymore. The guy sucks. I mean, he completely burnt himself out. But good for him, man, he did good when he was there, but he’s over the hill, he’s past his time now. He knows it. That’s why he’s not gonna fight anymore. That’s why he pulled out of the Robbie Lawler fight with a sore thumb and Colby “Chaos” Covington has to come to the rescue and save ESPN and UFC with four weeks’ notice.”
St-Pierre was notably cornering Nasrat Haqparast during UFC Newark.
Covington — who defeated Robbie Lawler in the main event of the card — did not come across the former welterweight champion. However, he believes he’s a bad matchup for the now-retired French-Canadian.
“He knew to stay away from the great American winning machine,” Covington said. “He knows that that’s a bad matchup for him. He has a zero percent chance to win that fight. He knew to stay out of my locker room. That was my show, I’m the one in that main event, he’s the one that’s retired and no one gives a shit about him anymore. His hype’s gone. He can’t win fights anymore, so he needs to stop with his bullshit narrative (that) he wants to fight Khabib. He doesn’t want to fight anybody, dude.
“He wants to keep his name in the headlines – kind of like Tyron Woodley, the same dude that tries to keep his name in the headlines by clout chasing me. Go look at all my posts over the weekend. He’s just clout chasing. He’s out there in the comments, every single thing. It’s like, oh yeah, you could have done something about that. You fucking ran from me for three years, you little bitch. Stay on TMZ and talk about the Kardashians you little soft-ass hoe. Little liberal scum motherfucker.”
Covington is expected to face Kamaru Usman for the welterweight title next. No date is set, but there is talk of it potentially happening at UFC 244 in Madison Square Garden, New York on November 2.