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.
Round 1: Herb Dean is the referee in charge of the action. Both fighters open orthodox and Woodley cracks Koscheck with a right hand and knee. He’s clearly hurt, but now Koscheck is pressing Woodley into the fence. Koscheck gets touched with a right, but returns the favor and Woodley is backing up. Koscheck gets rocked with a right and is on the ground. The fight looks close to being stopped, but is hanging on in full guard after being very badly hurt. Referee Dean stands them up for inactivity. Koscheck tries to press forward and eats an absolutely monster right hand that basically puts Koscheck out. Woodley landed another punch, but the referee had no choice but to step in.
Tyron Woodley def. Josh Kosheck via TKO (strikes) at 4:38 of round 1
Tyron Woodley recently did an interview for bjpenn radio and discussed his upcoming fight with Jake Shields.
“I predict me frustrating Jake Shields. I predict him trying to touch my leg. I predict me abusing him and basically giving him a whoopin’ just like a kid that did something their parents told them not to. And I’m going to do that for 15 minutes, and if he gives me any gap, any wince that he wants to get taken out, then I’m gonna take him out. That’s the game plan. I’ll try to finish him off with the hands, if not, I plan on winning every single round.” read more
It only took 36 seconds for Tyron to crush his opponent, Jay Hieron, in his UFC debut on Saturday night. Hieron, who was lined for a Welterweight title shot against GSP, has had 12 first-round KO’s himself and was predicted to be a formidable opponent for Tyron.
Tyron blitzed Hieron after a fake Superman punch and taking him to the ground with a strong overhand to the left side of his head. He quickly finished Hieron with an explosive series of brutal ground strikes.