Tyron Woodley Admits He ‘Blew Through’ Money As UFC Champion

Tyron Woodley isn’t afraid to admit he lived a lavish lifestyle as UFC welterweight champion. Woodley knocked out Robbie Lawler back in July 2016 to capture the 170-pound gold. “The Chosen One” ended up earning successful title defens…

Tyron Woodley isn’t afraid to admit he lived a lavish lifestyle as UFC welterweight champion. Woodley knocked out Robbie Lawler back in July 2016 to capture the 170-pound gold. “The Chosen One” ended up earning successful title defenses over Stephen Thompson, Demian Maia and Darren Till. Woodley finally lost his championship against Kamaru Usman back […]

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Tyron Woodley Reflects On ‘Significant’ Win Over Darren Till

Former UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley is itching to remind everyone how great he is. Woodley lost his welterweight title to Kamaru Usman last March, ending a near three-year reign as the 170-pound king. Unlike other champions, though, Woodley was not given an immediate rematch. Instead, he is now scheduled to face Leon Edwards in […]

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Former UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley is itching to remind everyone how great he is.

Woodley lost his welterweight title to Kamaru Usman last March, ending a near three-year reign as the 170-pound king. Unlike other champions, though, Woodley was not given an immediate rematch.

Instead, he is now scheduled to face Leon Edwards in the UFC London headliner on March 21. It’s not a fight that Woodley wanted, especially as he felt he should have gotten a rematch.

After all, in his reign as champion, he defeated top contenders such as Stephen Thompson, Demian Maia and Darren Till. His win over Till, in particular, is one that Woodley holds in high regard especially given the narrative going into it:

“It’s only so long ago, Darren Till, an up and coming fighter that everyone thought was so much bigger than me, so much more powerful,” Woodley said on Ariel Helwani’s MMA Show on Monday. “He was going to back me down, beat me up. You think about me being able to do that [beat him], it was very significant. The way that I beat him, how I did it.”

Woodley, of course, knocked Till down in the second round of their UFC 228 fight back in September 2018. He proceeded to land brutal ground and pound before submitting the Liverpool native.

Given his overall body of work as the champion and how he defeated a number of top guys such as Till, Woodley feels his legacy will be viewed better only once he’s retired from the sport:

“I stuck true to myself,” he added of the win over Till. “I didn’t allow any second thought to affect me. My legacy is already going to greater when I walk away than it was when I was actually competing.”

Should Woodley defeat Edwards, he still isn’t sure if he will get a title shot. However, if he does go on to challenge Usman and potentially become champion again, his legacy will only continue grow.

What do you think of Woodley’s comments?

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Manager Explains Why Tyron Woodley Accepted Leon Edwards Bout In London

Tyron Woodley was initially against the idea of fighting Leon Edwards in enemy territory but he warmed up to it. On March 21, Woodley and Edwards will collide inside the O2 Arena in London, England. The bout will headline the 2020 UFC London card. Ther…

Tyron Woodley was initially against the idea of fighting Leon Edwards in enemy territory but he warmed up to it. On March 21, Woodley and Edwards will collide inside the O2 Arena in London, England. The bout will headline the 2020 UFC London card. There was a time when the former UFC welterweight champion said, […]

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Manager: Tyron Woodley Accepted Leon Edwards Fight To Get Back In The Mix

Former welterweight champion Tyron Woodley returns to action when he faces Leon Edwards in the UFC London headliner on March 21. It’s a fight that has been in the works for a while but was only recently announced officially. So what made Woodley decide to fight Edwards in the end? Edwards has claimed that the […]

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Former welterweight champion Tyron Woodley returns to action when he faces Leon Edwards in the UFC London headliner on March 21.

It’s a fight that has been in the works for a while but was only recently announced officially. So what made Woodley decide to fight Edwards in the end? Edwards has claimed that the UFC forced Woodley to accept the fight.

For his manager Abraham Kawa, it was simply to get back in the mix of things.

“I think Tyron looked at the landscape, and he said to himself, ‘OK, I got to get back to the mix of things,” Kawa told MMA Junkie. “We forget: Tyron always fought the No. 1 contender every single time … when we’re now living in the day and age of everybody (calling out) the big superstar, we pick and choose who it’s OK for and who it’s not OK for.”

It would definitely be ideal for Woodley to get back in the mix of things. After all, he will be competing over a year removed from his welterweight title loss to Kamaru Usman last March.

Putting a halt to the seven-fight winning streak of “Rocky” would certainly put Woodley in a position to get his rematch with Usman.

And as things stand, “The Chosen One” is just itching to remind everyone why he was the welterweight champion for nearly three years:

“He’s is completely and utterly just, ‘I’m going to kill people,’” Kawa addde. “That’s where Tyron is right now mentally. He wants to be that killer. He’s going to be that killer, so I don’t think it matters anymore who, where and what. It just doesn’t matter to him anymore. He wants to fight.”

Do you think Woodley will return with a bang?

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Tyron Woodley vs. Leon Edwards Official For UFC London Headliner

Tyron Woodley didn’t want to fight Leon Edwards in London, but it looks like that’s exactly what’s going to happen. UFC president Dana White confirmed to ESPN that the Woodley vs. Edwards fight will headline UFC London on March 21 from the O2 Arena. Edwards is currently on an eight-fight win streak within the welterweight […]

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Tyron Woodley didn’t want to fight Leon Edwards in London, but it looks like that’s exactly what’s going to happen.

UFC president Dana White confirmed to ESPN that the Woodley vs. Edwards fight will headline UFC London on March 21 from the O2 Arena. Edwards is currently on an eight-fight win streak within the welterweight division, and is looking for a big win that would catapult him into title contention. Woodley, a former 170-pound champion, would certainly be the victory to get him where he wants to be after already defeating the likes of Gunnar Nelson, Donald Cerrone, and Rafael dos Anjos.

Woodley hasn’t fought since last March when he dropped the welterweight title to Kamaru Usman after “The Nigerian Nightmare” dominated Woodley for five rounds before taking the lopsided unanimous decision. During his title reign, Woodley successfully defended his belt against challengers such as Demian Maia, Darren Till, and Stephen “Wonderboy” Thompson.

Should Woodley make a statement against an impressive challenger such as Edwards, it could be his ticket to a fast rematch with the man who took the welterweight throne from him. Although it seemed like Edwards was always the logical next opponent for Woodley, “T-Wood” stated back in early December he’d prefer the fight to take place in the United States.

“I’m ready to fight soon, man,” Woodley said. “They want me to fight in London. F*ck that, I’m not going all the way to London to fight. I’m the five-time world champion, I’m gonna fight f*cking here. January 18th, January 25th, February 8th, I wanna fight in the States. I don’t wanna go out of the country and fight. When I go out of the country I wanna be on vacation.”

What do you think about the matchup between Woodley and Edwards?

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Tyron Woodley vs. Leon Edwards Confirmed For UFC London

Tyron Woodley and Leon Edwards will indeed trade leather to get the spring season started. ESPN’s Brett Okamoto has reported that Woodley vs. Edwards is a go for UFC London on March 21. Okamoto cites confirmation from UFC president Dana White. Yo…

Tyron Woodley and Leon Edwards will indeed trade leather to get the spring season started. ESPN’s Brett Okamoto has reported that Woodley vs. Edwards is a go for UFC London on March 21. Okamoto cites confirmation from UFC president Dana White. You can see Okamoto’s tweet below. “BREAKING: Leon Edwards (@Leon_edwardsmma) vs Tyron Woodley (@TWooodley) […]

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