UFC Cartoon Villain Colby Covington Volunteers to Fight Tyron Woodley on Short Notice After Leon Edwards Withdraws

UFC star Colby Covington is ready to step up in place of Leon Edwards.
UFC star Colby Covington is ready to step up in place of Leon Edwards.

The UFC may have found itself an intriguing replacement for its next scheduled main event.

Welterweight contender and noted MAGA guy Colby Covington has volunteered to square off against Tryon Woodley, who was due to face Leon Edwards next Saturday in London before Edwards announced he was bowing out.

It's certainly an interesting change of events. Covington, who owns a 19-4-1 overall record, could provide a fantastic challenge against Woodley. His last time out, Covington waged an all-out battle against welterweight champ Kamaru Usman.

And interestingly enough, Woodley was the man Usman won the 170-pound title from a year ago.

Covington's certainly not lacking for confidence. After labeling himself "America's Champ," he boldly claimed that he plans to "beat the [expletive]" out of Woodley if and when the two square off.

The man just loves to embrace his cartoonish role of being far too over-the-top with his bad guy persona. The excessive infusion of patriotism through American flags and bald eagles is pretty on-brand.

Perhaps Covington thinks he can rebound against Woodley and set up another title shot with a win. Needless to say, this will certainly be an intriguing matchup if it gets made at all, much less on extremely short notice.