Tyron Woodley & Colby Covington Agree To Fight Each Other & Save UFC 249

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Image source: Tyron Woodley Instagram (@twooodley)

Off the back of the recent news that Khabib Nurmagomedov may be out of UFC 249 due to travel restrictions many fighters have offered to step in and save the event.

Perhaps the most intriguing offer on the UFC’s table is two fighters that aren’t even scheduled to fight on the card. Former welterweight champion Tyron Woodley and former interim welterweight champion Colby Covington have both taken to social media to accept the fight with each other.

Woodley recently had a fight fall through as he was set to fight Leon Edwards at UFC London, but the show was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Before the UFC pulled the plug on the card there were discussions of a replacement for Edwards and Covington offered his services for this.

The outspoken American Top Team fighter has tweeted to the UFC that the offer of him fighting Woodley still stands if they need a new main event for UFC 249.

Woodley then tweeted one minute after Covington’s tweet echoing his statement that he is up for the fight on April 18th. Woodley also proposed the idea of Ferguson jumping up to 170lbs to fight Woodley in the main event.  

The Woodley vs. Covington fight has been talked about for a long time, but the fight has never been signed with both fighters claiming the other has turned down the fight.

The UFC has plenty of options to replace Nurmagomedov is he is unable to fight at UFC 249; however, the UFC also need to find a venue to host the fights at. With many countries closing their borders now it looks like the venue may have to be in the United States.

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