Tyron Woodley Explains Decision To Pull Out Of Lawler Fight

Former welterweight champion Tyron Woodley is not happy about pulling out of his rematch with Robbie Lawler at UFC on ESPN 3. “The Chosen One” may not be thrilled about dropping out of his main event match-up with “Ruthless.” But Woodley, who wants nothing more than to get back his title, knows he has to […]

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Former welterweight champion Tyron Woodley is not happy about pulling out of his rematch with Robbie Lawler at UFC on ESPN 3.

“The Chosen One” may not be thrilled about dropping out of his main event match-up with “Ruthless.” But Woodley, who wants nothing more than to get back his title, knows he has to play it smart if he plans on ever hearing the words “and new” again.

Here’s how Woodley put it on his Instagram Live:

“A lot of questions about my hand and me not fighting June 29. I don’t know if they’re going to reschedule me and Robbie for a different date or if they’re going to actually get him a new opponent, but I got to make sure I protect my hand. That’s where I make the money with. I have to be confident throwing my moneymaker, my right hand.

I toughed it through the last fight, guys, a lot of (expletive) tape. This time around I’ve got to be honest with myself. The gripping, the grabbing, the posting, the pushing off, the strength, the snapping – all of the above was a little bit more difficult. I’m going to make sure I put myself in position to be successful. At the end of the day, I got to get that belt back. I’ve got to put myself in the best position.”

While the UFC has not officially named a replacement for Woodley, nearly every relevant 170-pound fighter came out of the woodwork to put their name in the hat to fight Lawler.

UFC on ESPN 3 takes place at the Target Center from Minneapolis, Minnesota on June 29.

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Santiago Ponzinibbio Calls For Robbie Lawler Bout, Blasts Darren Till

Santiago Ponzinibbio wants a bout with Robbie Lawler and he’s taken the time to rip Darren Till in the process. Lawler is without an opponent for UFC Minneapolis. “Ruthless” was set to meet Tyron Woodley in a rematch. “The Chose…

Santiago Ponzinibbio wants a bout with Robbie Lawler and he’s taken the time to rip Darren Till in the process. Lawler is without an opponent for UFC Minneapolis. “Ruthless” was set to meet Tyron Woodley in a rematch. “The Chosen One” went down with an injury and was forced off the card. Many have already […]

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Darren Till Offers To Step Up Against Robbie Lawler At UFC Minneapolis

Darren Till is willing to meet Robbie Lawler at UFC Minneapolis, but there’s a catch. Lawler was scheduled to meet Tyron Woodley in a rematch at UFC Minneapolis on June 29. Those plans were derailed as Woodley was forced to pull out due to an inj…

Darren Till is willing to meet Robbie Lawler at UFC Minneapolis, but there’s a catch. Lawler was scheduled to meet Tyron Woodley in a rematch at UFC Minneapolis on June 29. Those plans were derailed as Woodley was forced to pull out due to an injury. Lawler is now left without an opponent, but there’s […]

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Tyron Woodley Out Of Fight Against Robbie Lawler Due To Injury

In the main event of UFC Minneapolis, Tyron Woodley and Robbie Lawler were set to run it back. The two were both coming off of losses at UFC 235, but now according to ESPN’s Brett Okamoto, that fight will not happen as Woodley is pulling out of t…

In the main event of UFC Minneapolis, Tyron Woodley and Robbie Lawler were set to run it back. The two were both coming off of losses at UFC 235, but now according to ESPN’s Brett Okamoto, that fight will not happen as Woodley is pulling out of the bout due to an injury. According to […]

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Tyron Woodley Thinks He Deserves Another Title Shot By Beating Robbie Lawler

Former welterweight champion Tyron Woodley thinks he deserves another title shot should he defeat Robbie Lawler at UFC Minneapolis. Woodley, who was thoroughly dominated by Kamaru Usman at UFC 235 in March, feels he deserved an immediate rematch with the new champ. Though he didn’t get that fight, he thinks that should he defeat Lawler […]

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Former welterweight champion Tyron Woodley thinks he deserves another title shot should he defeat Robbie Lawler at UFC Minneapolis.

Woodley, who was thoroughly dominated by Kamaru Usman at UFC 235 in March, feels he deserved an immediate rematch with the new champ. Though he didn’t get that fight, he thinks that should he defeat Lawler again, a title fight is in order.

“I don’t feel like I should have had to have a path [back to the belt],” Woodley said Thursday during his open workout at the Mall of America for his upcoming bout against Lawler, whom he defeated for the title at UFC 201 in 2016 (via ESPN). “I feel like I should have been able to fight [for a title shot].

“The fact that I defended my belt [five times] against true No. 1 contenders — I’m not crying over spilled milk. I know my path is going to be different. But I’m not going to fight two or three fights. I’m going to fight Robbie, and then I’m fighting for the title.”

Honest With Himself?

To his credit, Woodley admitted that he may have had too much going on outside the cage. Hindsight is always twenty-twenty but “The Chosen One” should’ve been more choosy when it came to his extracurricular activities.

“I think we as a team had to be honest with ourselves and say, ‘OK, are there any nights you could have went to sleep?’” Woodley said. “‘Are there any times you could’ve put that phone down and not been on Instagram. Did you have to go to the studio that day, at that time? Was that song you recorded, was that for this album? Could I have waited on those and maybe grabbed that four hours of sleep? Could I have not argued on the phone, yelled or whatever, it stresses me out and now my sparring session was terrible?’

“Those are things I know they’re going to be there, but I have to do a better job of maintaining them. At the end of the day, I just lost.”

The first time these two met back in 2016 it was for the welterweight strap. Woodley flattened Lawler in 2:12 to become the champion. Woodley wants to prove that wasn’t a fluke.

“I feel like he’s the one getting the rematch because of how things happened the first time,” Woodley said. “I just need to fight, I just need a fight.”

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