Why Colby Covington Is A Nightmare Match-Up For Tyron Woodley
This Saturday, Tyron Woodley steps into the octagon for the second time this year. We last witnessed Woodley fight the next UFC Welterweight Championship Contender, Gilbert Burns which was a one-sided affair in Burns’ favour. Prior to this, Tyron Woodley got completely dominated by current champion, Kamaru Usman so when I heard the Colby Covington fight was announced, I rolled my eyes, I face palmed and I found the nearest window so I can plunge out of it - okay, maybe I’m exaggerating but this is not a good fight for Woodley and I’m going to explain why.
I’d like to mention Colby Covington’s fight on August 3rd last year against Robbie Lawler. The pressure Covington applied in this fight was menacing and the sheer volume of strikes is something Tyron Woodley - in my opinion, will be something he can not handle. More often than not, Covington had Lawler against the cage and if you look at Woodley’s most recent fight against Burns then it is clear that Woodley can not handle the volume of strikes that Covington can perform. Now, unless something has took place in the past 4 months, I see Woodley’s chances of winning this as very slim.
It’s crazy because there was once a time where I thought Tyron Woodley would easily defeat Colby Covington but as time went on, Covington got better and unfortunately, Woodley hasn’t been the same. I don’t know if it’s a lack of passion for Woodley but what I do know is Covington will be heading into the octagon on Saturday with one thing on his mind: winning.