The former welterweight champion revealed on Twitter that he has
given his management permission to pursue a spot on the April 18
card. Woodley has targeted longtime rival Colby
Covington as a potential opponent.
Just wanted you guys to know I’m in for
#UFC249 I gave my management team executive permission to make
it happen. Im training like a machine & ready to walk through
someone! @uFC what’s the
word? Colby in or not? Are you guys going to pull the trigger on
this its 2wks away?
— Tyron T-Wood Woodley (@TWooodley)
April 4, 2020
Woodley was supposed to face Leon
Edwards in the UFC London main event on March 21, but that card
was postponed due to coronavirus concerns. The promotion is still
planning to hold UFC 249, but a venue and location for the event
has not been announced. Many states and countries have placed
restrictions on travel and gatherings due to the global
Nurmagomedov recently revealed that travel restrictions in Russia
due to the COVID-19 outbreak would likely prevent him from
competing at UFC 249. The promotion is reportedly exploring a new
main event that would pit Ferguson against Justin
Gaethje instead, but currently nothing has been finalized.