The co-main event bout between Johny Hendricks and Tyron Woodley at UFC 192 has been scrapped after the former champion suffered weight cutting issues in the lead up to the fight. You can read the full article here.
Following Johny Hendricks’s last-second dropout from UFC 192, Tyron Woodley was awarded the next title shot. Shaun Al-Shatti wrote about the incident on MMAFighting.com, and you can read the full article here.
In the wake of the recent controversy at the University of Missouri over incidents of racism, our very own Tyron Woodley, himself a former student at Mizzou, decided to do some research on the matter. Marc Raimondi from MMAFighting.com posted an article about the whole incident, going into the history of the more recent displays at racism, and included stories of when Tyron was a student at Mizzou and recounting how things were not as good back then as they are now for African-American students. You can read more about it at this link.
The UFC welterweight contender believes that it’s only fair that his next fight be for a title, and he’s willing to wait for that shot until 2016.
One month ago, UFC welterweight contender Tyron Woodley proclaimed, “I will be fighting my next fight for the world title, and I’m excited about that.” At the time, the disappointed fighter was speaking right after having his UFC 192 in Houston fight with former champion Johny Hendricks canceled.
A month later, Woodley told UFC Tonight that his plans have not changed at all. “The Chosen One” fully intends to wait for a title fight in 2016.
Until the next UFC welterweight title fight, between champion Robbie Lawler and challenger Carlos Condit, Woodley said he plans to stay active with film projects. The American Top Team and Roufusport athlete told UFC Tonight that he’ll be working that event as an analyst for FS1.
Since he made his initial declaration a month ago that he would wait for a title contest as his next competition, Woodley said that he’d had no talks with UFC officials about matching him up.
So, nothing has changed for Woodley. However, he is intent on letting the world know that he’s standing steadfast for what he believes is fair.
Orginally written by Elias Cepeda