UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley succesfully defended his title from formerly undefeated rising challenger Darren Till at UFC 228 over the weekend. After the fight, fellow former title challenger Stephen Thompson offered a few respectful words to both fighters over social media. However, the message was met with vitriol by UFC welterweight Colby Covington.
“Oh shut the hell up you virgin! You’re at the back of the line choirboy.”
Oh shut the hell up you virgin! You're at the back of the line choirboy. https://t.co/JXeSRrCO44
— Colby Covington (@ColbyCovMMA) September 9, 2018
Speaking to journalist James Lynch, “Wonderboy” Thompson has since provided a response.
“I did see it, you know what, it kind of made me chuckle a little bit. The stuff that comes out that guys mouth, it’s funny, but at the same time, the dude’s trying way too hard.”
“He’s trying to be a Conor McGregor and he’s just not him, he’s not doing a very good job of it. People love to hate this guy, that’s the kind of character he is. Nobody likes him, but it gets him fights, and I think he will be getting that title shot next.”