Tyron Woodley Vows He’d Smash ‘One-Tool’ Conor McGregor

Welterweight champion Tyron Woodley is currently on the sidelines. That won’t stop him from talking trash about Conor McGregor. In fact, it’s even time Woodley vows he’d destroy McGregor. Woodley has been campaigning for a super fight since literally moments after he won the belt from Robbie Lawler in July 2016. That hasn’t transpired, however. […]

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Welterweight champion Tyron Woodley is currently on the sidelines. That won’t stop him from talking trash about Conor McGregor. In fact, it’s even time Woodley vows he’d destroy McGregor.

Woodley has been campaigning for a super fight since literally moments after he won the belt from Robbie Lawler in July 2016. That hasn’t transpired, however. Woodley isn’t exactly the UFC’s favorite champion despite being the longest-reigning one. He’s been made to face one top contender after another as a result.

“The Chosen One” has dispatched Stephen Thompson, Demian Maia, and Darren Till during his four-fight string of defenses. He most recently dominated Till at September’s UFC 228. Woodley has aimed for a fight with longtime former welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre for quite some time. St-Pierre isn’t exactly in a hurry to fight him.

Woodley is now looking to face Conor McGregor as a result. The current 170-pound king recently used a bit of reverse psychology by claiming “The Notorious” would target him after fighting Khabib at UFC 229. Woodley discussed the fight on a recent edition of his TMZ segment “Hollywood Beatdown,” offering his prediction. He thinks Khabib will win, but hopes McGregor will for his own sake:

“I would think that if Khabib’s really about that action, he’s going to do what he says and it’s going to be really tough for Conor to have any lead in that arm to throw that knockout punch in the fourth or fifth round, so I would say Khabib [wins]. But just for selfish purposes, if Conor wins, then the only fight that makes sense is for him to fight me. Try to get a third belt.”

Woodley had a previous altercation with McGregor before 2016’s UFC 205. “The Chosen One” claims “The Notorious” doesn’t want to fight him because he’s simply too one-dimensional:

“Conor thought he wanted smoke and then he realized he really didn’t,” Woodley said. “I would smash him. He’s too little. He’s got one punch. What fighter have I ever fought that’s been able to beat me with one tool?”

He closed by reiterating that his money was on Khabib at UFC 229. Purely for selfish purposes, however, he obviously wants McGregor to win:

“From my analyst hat, my mind says Khabib, but my bank account and my legacy says Conor. I would take that fight in a heartbeat.”

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Georges St-Pierre Details Why Tyron Woodley Isn’t Welterweight G.O.A.T.

MMA legend Georges St-Pierre acknowledges that current UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley is one of the best ever. But pump your brakes on crowning him the greatest of all-time just yet. Woodley toppled formerly undefeated challenger Darren Till with a dominant second-round submission in the featured bout of September 8’s UFC 228. Till landed only […]

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MMA legend Georges St-Pierre acknowledges that current UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley is one of the best ever. But pump your brakes on crowning him the greatest of all-time just yet.

Woodley toppled formerly undefeated challenger Darren Till with a dominant second-round submission in the featured bout of September 8’s UFC 228. Till landed only one strike in the fight.

The victory lead to Woodley’s coach Din Thomas awarding him his Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt for first UFC submission. It also lead to Thomas claiming Woodley was close to attaining welterweight G.O.A.T. status. Not so fast, however, says the consensus current 170-pound G.O.A.T.

Longtime former UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre spoke in an interview with FanSided to give his opinion on the feverishly-discussed debate. St-Pierre gave respect to Woodley for beating Till, but stopped short of crowning him the greatest 170 pounds had ever seen:

“The greatest is hard to say; there is also another guy named Matt Hughes who at one point was one of the greatest,” St-Pierre said. “There are some fighters, I’m not saying Tyron Woodley is one of these guys; he is an incredible fighter, but there are guys in this sport sometimes they become champion and they have an easier time than others in terms of opponent, in terms of challenges.”

Strength Of Opponents

St-Pierre defended his title nine times to Woodley’s three and one retention due to a draw.

So Woodley is one of the best ever at welterweight, but his overall body of work still pales in comparison to that of “GSP.” St-Pierre appeared to throw some shade at Woodley’s challenges in the previous quote, yet clarified that by respecting ‘The Chosen One’s’ opponents shortly after.

St-Pierre believes Woodley is in a good spot in terms of legacy because of it:

“Tyron had to go through great fighters like Stephen Thompson and his last performance was outstanding against Darren Till. There was a lot of hype on Darren Till because he was undefeated. Tyron just shut him down incredibly good. Tyron is in a good way in terms of legacy and in terms of being the greatest.”

There is a conceivable way to find out just whom is the best welterweight of all-time, and that’s for them to fight.

However, ‘Rush’ recently discussed why he doesn’t want to fight Woodley right now. He believes he stands little to gain in terms of legacy and popularity, while Woodley stands to gain everything in both. That could be true from a certain point of view.

St-Pierre has been out of action since he won the UFC middleweight title by submitting Michael Bisping in the main event of last November’s UFC 217 from Madison Square Garden. He vacated the title shortly thereafter and has been linked to a new comeback fight. There are whispers he’ll face the winner of October 6’s Khabib Nurmagomeov vs. Conor McGregor lightweight title bout.

Nothing is official, of course, and St-Pierre’s return is beyond up in the air. Just don’t count on it being against Woodley.

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Tyron Woodley Sidelined Rest Of 2018 Due To Surgery

The UFC has been dealt some unfortunate news with Tyron Woodley sidelined the rest of the year. The UFC welterweight champion revealed to ESPN’s Ariel Helwani today that he will undergo hand surgery, therefore sidelining him for 8-12 weeks. Woodley tore three ligaments in his thumb in his dominant second-round submission of Darren Till at UFC […]

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The UFC has been dealt some unfortunate news with Tyron Woodley sidelined the rest of the year.

The UFC welterweight champion revealed to ESPN’s Ariel Helwani today that he will undergo hand surgery, therefore sidelining him for 8-12 weeks. Woodley tore three ligaments in his thumb in his dominant second-round submission of Darren Till at UFC 228. He’ll undergo the procedure to prevent arthritis:

“I dislocated my thumb in the [Darren Till] fight and by doing that I tore three ligaments,” Woodley said. “They are doing a shoestring surgery to provide more stability for my hand and minimize the potential arthritis.”

Woodley will undergo the surgery in mid-October, putting his return at January to February as a result. He would need to recover and go through a full training camp. Shoulder surgery sidelined him for 14 months before his UFC 228 return.

Woodley and Colby Covington were set to meet in a rivalry-fueled match-up in the main event of November 3’s UFC 230 from NYC. Covington recently denied that rumor. The outspoken public enemy No. 1 claims the UFC ‘hates’ Woodley’ and won’t give him the fight because of it.

UFC 230 currently has no main event as of this writing. Nate Diaz will return to battle Dustin Poirier in the co-main event. A potential fight between Jon Jones and Alexander Gustafsson is a possibility. Dana White claims Jones won’t return until 2019.

Stay tuned for more updates on UFC 230’s main event as the card approaches.

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Quote: Woodley Won’t Get UFC 230 Main Event Because ‘UFC Hates Him’

The loudest trash talker in the UFC says Tyron Woodley won’t get the coveted UFC 230 main event slot. Interim UFC welterweight champion Colby Covington (or former champion, who knows) has ramped up his callouts of Woodley. A sinus injury for Covington prolonged their expected title fight earlier this year. The consensus is they’ll meet for […]

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The loudest trash talker in the UFC says Tyron Woodley won’t get the coveted UFC 230 main event slot.

Interim UFC welterweight champion Colby Covington (or former champion, who knows) has ramped up his callouts of Woodley. A sinus injury for Covington prolonged their expected title fight earlier this year. The consensus is they’ll meet for the title next because of their long-standing rivalry.

Woodley recently stated he would be ready to face Covington at November’s UFC 230 on one condition. Covington isn’t buying that, however, telling BJ Penn (via MMA Mania) that was “fake news.” They won’t be fighting at that coveted event because the UFC simply hates Woodley according to Covington:

“Tyron, that’s fake news about his hand being hurt. He was saying he was ready to go, but I think it’s more that the UFC, they don’t want to give him that spot.

“They don’t want to reward him that main event, ’cause they hate him. He doesn’t know how to sell fights, he doesn’t know how to promote fights, he just complains, man. He just consistently shoots himself in the foot every time he opens his mouth.”

Woodley has received an endless amount of criticism for many topics. Some fans believe he is not promoted due to the fact he put on two boring title fights against Demian Maia and Stephen Thompson last year. UFC president Dana White has repeatedly blasted Woodley in the media.

Woodley claims the UFC is unwilling to promote him, at least in part, due to racism. He believes the UFC has failed to secure him the African-American contingent of Floyd Mayweather fans.

Regardless, November 3’s UFC 230 from Madison Square Garden in New York City is without a main event. The pay-per-view card features the long-awaited return of Nate Diaz against Dustin Poirier. That means it should sell well on pay-per-view.

It’s unknown who will headline the event, however, and the UFC may not want to give Woodley the massive PPV cash that comes along with it.

Should they?

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UFC Champ: Only Conor McGregor Can Throw The Lead Uppercut

One UFC champion has some high praise for Conor McGregor.

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It’s no secret that Conor McGregor is one of the best strikers in the UFC.

“The Notorious One” has become well-known for his powerful left hand, which has been the downfall of many who challenge him inside the Octagon. The Irishman has shown brilliant technique and poise inside the cage over the past several years.

So much so, in fact, that one UFC champion believes that McGregor is the only man that can get away with throwing a lead uppercut combination. UFC heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier recently admitted he hates the combo.

This was shortly after Darren Till’s defeat to Tyron Woodley at UFC 228. Till only threw one shot the entire fight – a lead uppercut combination. Despite his dislike for the strike, Cormier said McGregor is the only combatant that can get away with throwing it (via Bloody Elbow):

“Darren Till threw one shot,” Cormier said. “When he finally decided to go — I’ve always hated this combination.

“The only person that should ever throw a lead uppercut, punch down the middle is Conor McGregor. He’s the only person that has successfully done that time and time again.

“Conor goes uppercut, straight left hand. Everybody else: stop! No I’m serious. Everybody else, stop! Chuck Liddell almost got killed against Rashad Evans because [he did] that. And now look at Darren Till.

“You can not throw that. It’s a flawed technique. Because when you do this, and you’re loading that counter-hand, when you’re loading that second punch… You are so exposed [to the counter].”

McGregor will get the chance to show off that combination very soon.

He’ll be returning at UFC 229 to challenge Khabib Nurmagomedov for the lightweight championship. It all goes down from the T-Mobile Arena on October 6th.

Cormier currently awaits the return of Brock Lesnar, who he’s believed to be making his first career heavyweight title defense against in early 2019.

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Quote: Conor McGregor Is ‘Doing Cocaine’ Instead Of Promoting UFC 229

Very little has been heard from Conor McGregor heading into October 6’s UFC 229 from Las Vegas. Apparently, that’s okay, however, as another outspoken UFC trash talker is ready to get the smack talk rolling for him. McGregor has eschewed appearing in the limelight in order to focus on training for a fight many think will be […]

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Very little has been heard from Conor McGregor heading into October 6’s UFC 229 from Las Vegas.

Apparently, that’s okay, however, as another outspoken UFC trash talker is ready to get the smack talk rolling for him.

McGregor has eschewed appearing in the limelight in order to focus on training for a fight many think will be his toughest ever. The UFC is reportedly a bit miffed with McGregor’s lack of promotion for the fight.

One prominent UFC name believes there is another reason for his media silence.

“Chaos” Sounds Off Again

Former UFC interim champion Colby Covington recently told BJ Penn Radio (via MMA Mania) that McGregor has gone soft and is doing cocaine and partying with hookers instead of training:

“He’s doing his little cocaine, and he’s partying a lot with his hookers. He’s getting a little soft, he’s a little, he’s a coked-up little leprechaun who’s getting a little soft, so I completely understand why he doesn’t want to do promotion.”

Covington defeated former lightweight champion Rafael dos Anjos by unanimous decision at June’s UFC 225. He was offered a fight against champion Tyron Woodley. Covington cited a recent sinus surgery as the reason he couldn’t participate in the biggest fight of his career so far.

Woodley went on to dominate Darren Till at September 8’s UFC 228. The consensus is that he and Covington will eventually face off for the title soon. McGregor has his hands full with Nurmagomedov, meanwhile. The Irish superstar will finally appear opposite his Dagestani rival at a press conference this Thursday.

The MMA world expects the trash talk to get rolling at that date and time. The fight has received precious little mainstream promotion despite its billing as the biggest UFC match of all-time. McGregor has been out of action since defeating Eddie Alvarez for the lightweight title in late 2016.

The 155-pound title was stripped from McGregor due to inactivity. McGregor will attempt to win back the belt he never officially lost against ‘The Eagle.’

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