Five potential UFC opponents next for Colby Covington after brutal Woodley win as he calls out Masvidal and Usman

Five potential UFC opponents next for Colby Covington after brutal Woodley win as he calls out Masvidal and Usman

COLBY COVINGTON called out Kamaru Usman and Jorge Masvidal after his win over Tyron Woodley.

The 32-year-old is on the war path after his fifth-round TKO win over his rival on Sunday.


SunSport have pulled together five opponents that Covington could go head-to-head with next.

Jorge Masvidal (35-14-0)

Dana White has already given the green light for Covington and Masvidal to square off.

After his win over Woodley, Covington said: “Where’s Jorge Masvidal at?

“He needs to come see me for all the talking he’s done. Come see if he can walk the walk.

"I talk the talk and I walk the walk. I want to see Jorge Masvidal in that octagon.

"I want the best friends turned enemy fight with ‘Street Judas’ Jorge Masvidal.

“He’s been talking all that talk reckless.

"He used to talk at the old gym, ‘I’m going to beat your ass, I’m going to do this, I’m going to do that.’ OK. Let’s see it.

"Come see me in the octagon then. He’s going after that California soy-boy Nate Diaz because he’s going after easy fights.

"I’m going to expose him like I did Tyron Woodley tonight.”

UFC chief White added: "Maybe he fights Masvidal. We'll see if Masvidal wants that fight."

Kamaru Usman (17-1-0)

Usman – known as 'Marty' – retained his welterweight title when he beat Covington in December.

But the 32-year-old, who received a call from Donald Trump after his win over Woodley, wants a rematch.

Speaking after Sunday's showdown, he said: "I want to dedicate this fight to all the first responders, all the military out there.

"This world would not be safe without you guys. You keep us safe. Not these woke athletes.

"I'm sick of these woke athletes, these spineless cowards like LeBron James.

"And speaking of spineless cowards, 'Marty Fakenewsman' 'Street Judas' we got unfinished business.

"There's nowhere to run and there's nowhere to hide. I'm coming for you. You're next."

Leon Edwards (18-3-0)

Leon 'Rocky' Edwards called out Covington on Sunday – but predicted he would run scared.

The Jamaican-British MMA star wants to take on the 16-2 fighter in December.

He wrote: "Don't worry I'll take out the racist scumbag, December.

"Let's see if @ColbyCovMMA joins the 'I won't fight Leon club' and goes running like the rest of them @ufc @ufcEurope."

Covington has been slated since he piled into the Black Lives Matter movement after his win.

Masvidal has also been called out by Edwards in a bid to settle their feud.

Edwards was involved in a backstage brawl last year following UFC London after Masvidal, 35, punched the 28-year-old.

Gilbert Burns (19-3-0)

Burns, 34, has set his sights on fighting Covington as he's the "number one guy" he wants to beat up.

Speaking about their feud, he said: "It's personal, he's on my list.

"I have a list of guys that I want to fight and he's the number one guy.

"He's the number one guy that I want to beat up."

Burns, who has a record of 19-3, beat Woodley in Las Vegas in May.

But he predicted the 38-year-old would have beat Covington when they clashed this weekend.

He said: "[Woodley] He needs to be strong, mentally strong going into that fight, but yeah, I'm going to see that one.

"I hope Tyron Woodley wins… It's always going to be against Colby Covington."

Tyron Woodley (19-6-1)

Woodley suffered a nasty broken rib during his lopsided defeat to Covington.

The 38-year-old lost each of the five founds during the bout at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas.

After the fight, Covington caused a stir as he said: "He is standing up for lifelong criminals.

"You know the Black Lives Matter is a complete sham. It's a joke. They are taking these people. They are complete terrorists.

"They are taking these people that are criminals. You know, these aren't people that are hard working Americans. Blue collar Americans.

"These are bad people. They are criminals, you know, and they shouldn't be attacking police."

Woodley, once he has recovered from his rib injury, could be gunning for revenge against Covington.

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