Tyron Woodley’s Message For Henry Cejudo’s Antics: ‘Just Stop’

Former UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley applauded Henry Cejudo’s recent accomplishments — but wants him to tone down on everything else. Cejudo added the bantamweight belt to his collection following a comeback victory over Marlon Moraes at UFC 238 earlier this month. That collection already included the flyweight title and an Olympic gold medal, as […]

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Former UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley applauded Henry Cejudo’s recent accomplishments — but wants him to tone down on everything else.

Cejudo added the bantamweight belt to his collection following a comeback victory over Marlon Moraes at UFC 238 earlier this month. That collection already included the flyweight title and an Olympic gold medal, as the “The Messenger” staked his claim as one of the best fighters of all time.

However, Cejudo has also rubbed people the wrong way for his pre-fight antics and overall personality. Woodley is one of them as he gave some words of advice to the two-weight champion:

“Henry Cejudo, sit down somewhere, dog,” Woodley said on TMZ. “Sit down somewhere. You’re annoying everybody. I’m very impressed with his skills. He is a phenomenal fighter. It’s amazing that he’s been able to win an Olympic gold medal, which is more important to me than a UFC belt because it’s the hardest thing that you can do in combat sports. He beat Demetrious Johnson, a pound-for-pound legend, won a belt in two divisions.

“… So what I’m saying is that his resume is crazy in a very short period of time. Give the props to him. But when you start doing that extra stuff, just stop.”

Cejudo openly embraces the moniker of “Cringejudo” and has dressed up for his recent faceoffs with opponents. In a media day faceoff with Moraes, he notably wore a crown and a cape and had a bunch of props with him.

“We’re talking about fighting and we’re talking about what he’s saying before the fights, interviews,” Woodley added. “I don’t know why he put on that cape, that put me off because the cape was too big. The performance was dope, I will give you your props for that.

“Hey, man, you a beast. Keep killing it. Keep it up in the Octagon. Tone down the extra-ness by like 10. Take it down 10, and you set.”

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Woodley to Cejudo: “You’re Annoying Everybody”

Tyron Woodley has some strong advice for reigning UFC flyweight and bantamweight champion Henry Cejudo: cease and desist with the cringe. Only the words of the former UFC welterweight champion carried much more exasperation than the above paraphrase: “…

Tyron Woodley has some strong advice for reigning UFC flyweight and bantamweight champion Henry Cejudo: cease and desist with the cringe. Only the words of the former UFC welterweight champion carried much more exasperation than the above paraphrase: “Henry Cejudo, sit down somewhere, dawg,” Woodley said in the latest edition of The Hollywood Beatdown. “Sit […]

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UFC Rankings Update: Valentina Shevchenko Passes Tyron Woodley On P4P List

We have a UFC rankings update following this past weekend’s (Sat. June 8, 2019) UFC 238 pay-per-view (PPV) in Chicago. Henry Cejudo captured the vacant bantamweight championship by defeating Marlon Moraes in the main event. He now reigns as the UFC flyweight and bantamweight champion of the world. However, he remains the No. 4-ranked pound-for-pound […]

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We have a UFC rankings update following this past weekend’s (Sat. June 8, 2019) UFC 238 pay-per-view (PPV) in Chicago.

Henry Cejudo captured the vacant bantamweight championship by defeating Marlon Moraes in the main event. He now reigns as the UFC flyweight and bantamweight champion of the world. However, he remains the No. 4-ranked pound-for-pound fighter in the world.

However, one champion who did move up the pound-for-pound rankings is women’s flyweight champion, Valentina Shevchenko. “The Bullet” defeated Jessica Eye to successfully retain her title in the co-main event of UFC 238. Currently, she’s preparing for a quick turnaround to defend her title again next month. Now, she moves past former 170-pound champion Tyron Woodley on the pound-for-pound list to No. 13.

Check out the updated UFC fighter rankings here below:

POUND-FOR-POUND
1 Daniel Cormier
2 Jon Jones
3 Khabib Nurmagomedov
4 Henry Cejudo
5 Max Holloway
6 Amanda Nunes 
7 Kamaru Usman
8 Dustin Poirier
9 Conor McGregor
10 Robert Whittaker
11 Stipe Miocic
12 Tony Ferguson
13 Valentina Shevchenko +1
14 Tyron Woodley -1
15 Jessica Andrade

FLYWEIGHT
Champion: Henry Cejudo
1 Jussier Formiga
2 Joseph Benavidez
3 Alexandre Pantoja
4 Deiveson Figueiredo
5 Tim Elliott
6 Rogerio Bontorin
7 Ryan Benoit
8 Jordan Espinosa
9 Kai Kara France
10 Alex Perez
11 Raulian Paiva
12 Matt Schnell
13 VACANT
14 VACANT
15 VACANT

BANTAMWEIGHT
Champion: Henry Cejudo
1 Marlon Moraes
2 Aljamain Sterling +1
3 Raphael Assuncao -1
4 Petr Yan +5
5 Pedro Munhoz -1
6 Dominick Cruz -1
7 Cody Garbrandt -1
8 Jimmie Rivera -1
9 Corey Sandhagen -1
10 John Lineker
11 Cody Stamann
12 Rob Font
13 John Dodson
14 Alejandro Perez
15 Thomas Almeida

FEATHERWEIGHT
Champion: Max Holloway
1 Alexander Volkanovski
2 Brian Ortega
3 Jose Aldo
4 Frankie Edgar
5 Renato Moicano
6 Zabit Magomedsharipov
7 Jeremy Stephens 
8 Josh Emmett 
9 Calvin Kattar +6
10 Mirsad Bektic -1
11 Yair Rodriguez
12 Chan Sung Jung
13 Shane Burgos (T)
13 Lorenzo Lamas (T) -2
15 Darren Elkins -1

LIGHTWEIGHT
Champion: Khabib Nurmagomedov
1 Dustin Poirier (Interim Champion)
2 Tony Ferguson
3 Conor McGregor
4 Donald Cerrone
5 Justin Gaethje 
6 Al Iaquinta
7 Edson Barboza
8 Kevin Lee +1
9 Anthony Pettis -1
10 Paul Felder
11 Charles Oliveira
12 Gregor Gillespie
13 Alexander Hernandez
14 Islam Makhachev
15 James Vick

WELTERWEIGHT
Champion: Kamaru Usman
1 Tyron Woodley
2 Colby Covington
3 Rafael Dos Anjos
4 Jorge Masvidal
5 Ben Askren
6 Darren Till
7 Stephen Thompson
8 Anthony Pettis
9 Santiago Ponzinibbio
10 Robbie Lawler
11 Leon Edwards
12 Demian Maia
13 Neil Magny 
14 Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos
15 Vincente Luque

MIDDLEWEIGHT
Champion: Robert Whittaker
1 Israel Adesanya (Interim Champion)
2 Yoel Romero
3 Luke Rockhold
4 Kelvin Gastelum
5 Jack Hermansson
6 Ronaldo Souza
7 Chris Weidman
8 Paulo Costa
9 Derek Brunson
10 Jared Cannonier
11 Ian Heinisch
12 Brad Tavares
13 Antonio Carlos Junior
14 Uriah Hall
15 David Branch

LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT
Champion: Jon Jones
1 Daniel Cormier
2 Thiago Santos
3 Anthony Smith
4 Alexander Gustafsson
5 Dominick Reyes
6 Jan Blachowicz
7 Volkan Oezdemir
8 Corey Anderson
9 Ilir Latifi
10 Glover Teixeira
11 Aleksandar Rakic
12 Johnny Walker
13 Mauricio Rua
14 Nikita Krylov *NR
15 Misha Cirkunov

HEAVYWEIGHT
Champion: Daniel Cormier
1 Stipe Miocic
2 Francis Ngannou
3 Junior Dos Santos
4 Curtis Blaydes
5 Derrick Lewis
6 (T) Alexander Volkov
6 (T) Alistair Overeem
8 Cain Velasquez
9 Aleksei Oleinik
10 Shamil Abdurakhimov
11 Blagoy Ivanov +2
12 Tai Tuivasa -1
13 Marcin Tybura -1
14 Walt Harris
15 Augusto Sakai

WOMEN’S STRAWWEIGHT
Champion: Jessica Andrade
1 Rose Namajunas
2 Tatiana Suarez
3 Nina Ansaroff
4 Joanna Jedrzejczyk
5 Claudia Gadelha
6 Weili Zhang 
7 Michelle Waterson 
8 Tecia Torres
9 Carla Esparza
10 Cynthia Calvillo +1
11 Alexa Grasso +2
12 Felice Herrig
13 Karolina Kowalkiewicz -3
14 Randa Markos
15 Cortney Casey

WOMEN’S FLYWEIGHT
Champion: Valentina Shevchenko
1 Jessica Eye
2 Katlyn Chookagian
3 Liz Carmouche
4 Joanna Jedrzejczyk
5 Roxanne Modafferi
6 Joanne Calderwood
7 Alexis Davis
8 (T) Lauren Murphy
8 (T) Jennifer Maia
10 Andrea Lee
11 Montana De La Rosa
12 Mara Romero Borella
13 Maycee Barber
14 Paige VanZant
15 Poliana Botelho

WOMEN’S BANTAMWEIGHT
Champion: Amanda Nunes
1 Germaine de Randamie
2 Holly Holm
3 Ketlen Vieira
4 Aspen Ladd
5 Raquel Pennington
6 Cat Zingano
7 Yana Kunitskaya
8 Marion Reneau
9 Irene Aldana
10 Sara McMann
11 Macy Chiasson
12 Lina Lansberg
13 Tonya Evinger
14 Sijara Eubanks
15 Bethe Correia

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Tyron Woodley Reveals Chronic Hand Problem Plaguing Him, Hopes to Return in August

Former UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley is on the mend after visiting a hand specialist to deal with the injury that knocked him out of his upcoming fight against Robbie Lawler in June. According to Woodley, the latest flare up in his thumb stem…

Former UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley is on the mend after visiting a hand specialist to deal with the injury that knocked him out of his upcoming fight against Robbie Lawler in June. According to Woodley, the latest flare up in his thumb stems more from an onging issue rather than a new injury but […]

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Tyron Woodley Explains What He Learned From Jon Jones

Former UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley explains what he has learned from UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones. Woodley’s reign as champion in the 170-pound division came to an end when he suffered a unanimous decision loss to Kamaru Usman in the co-headliner of the UFC 235 pay-per-view (PPV). The show went down on Saturday, […]

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Former UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley explains what he has learned from UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones.

Woodley’s reign as champion in the 170-pound division came to an end when he suffered a unanimous decision loss to Kamaru Usman in the co-headliner of the UFC 235 pay-per-view (PPV). The show went down on Saturday, March 2, 2019, at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.

A rematch between Woodley and Robbie Lawler was supposed to headline the upcoming UFC Minneapolis event. However, Woodley had to pull out of the fight due to a hand injury.

While doing a recent interview, Woodley elaborated on what he learned from Jones in both the personal and professional life of a pro-MMA fighter.

That lesson was the fact that, just like Jones, he is the best version of himself when he’s surrounded by chaos. This mindset is something that he thinks can get him back on track:

“I am best when I’m in chaos,” Woodley said in a recent appearance on The Ariel Helwani MMA Show (H/T to MMANews). “And I had to come to grips with that. I heard Jon Jones say he didn’t train in between camps. I’m like, damn, I thought I was the only one. It was kind of my hidden secret.

“And if you notice, Jon…not to compare myself to Jon because, in my opinion, he may be the best MMA athlete we’ve ever seen…but Jon has had so much chaos in his life outside the Octagon, but he’s managed to hone in inside the Octagon. And I’ve found that, don’t run from it. Don’t hide from it. God built you a certain way.”

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Tyron Woodley Targeting August Return At UFC 241

Former welterweight champion Tyron Woodley is looking to return on the UFC 241 card which takes place August 17 in Anaheim, California. Woodley was originally scheduled to face Robbie Lawler at UFC Minneapolis in June. However, “The Chosen One” had to withdraw last week due to a hand injury. While he didn’t get the instant […]

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Former welterweight champion Tyron Woodley is looking to return on the UFC 241 card which takes place August 17 in Anaheim, California.

Woodley was originally scheduled to face Robbie Lawler at UFC Minneapolis in June. However, “The Chosen One” had to withdraw last week due to a hand injury.

While he didn’t get the instant rematch with current champion Kamaru Usman like he wanted, Woodley is still hoping to make use of an opportunity to earn his title back once he’s healthy.

UFC 241 would be ideal, but he doesn’t expect to require more than one win to get a rematch with Usman either.

“I’m targeting maybe the August 17 card [UFC 241] in Anaheim,” Woodley told TMZ. “I just want my belt back. There has to be a path for me to be fighting somebody and fighting Kamaru. I feel I should have gotten the instant rematch, we saw that it didn’t happen. What am I going to do, cry over spilled milk? No, I put myself in position to have another opportunity to perform. Fighters, fight fans and the UFC, they remember performances so I’m just looking for the right fight.

“I’m not going to take two, three fights in between. No, I shouldn’t have to do that — I’m one of the greatest, if not the greatest welterweight of all time and I don’t have to go back to prove myself again.”

There’s A Catch

The only way Woodley can fight again is if the state he competes in allows him to have a cortisone shot.

Woodley complained of his hand feeling weird which is why he had to withdraw from the Lawler fight. He added that he went to a hand specialist recently who diagnosed him with chronic arthritis on his right thumb.

If the Missouri native wants to fight in August, the temporary fix is to have a cortisone shot 10 days before his fight.

“He said the temporary fix is to rehab it, get it stronger, get the flexibility that we can actually start to grab and grip,” Woodley explained. “And then 10 days before the fight, try and get a cortisone shot.

“So I have the UFC checking on dates and cities and states that actually accept and allow you to have cortisone shots. They’re looking. Like if I fight in California or Las Vegas – different states have different commissions [and rules].”

UFC 241 is headlined by a heavyweight title fight between Daniel Cormier and Stipe Miocic. With Nate Diaz returning on the card as well, the potential addition of Woodley against a top welterweight contender will only strengthen what looks to be a stacked card so far.

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