Tyron Woodley Responds To Kamaru Usman’s Title Shot Demand

Woodley had an intriguing reaction to Usman’s comments.

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UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley had a close eye on the UFC Chile main event.

Not only because it was an important fight for the division to which he rules but also because he served as an analyst for the broadcast. Woodley is coming off recent shoulder surgery but is back in the gym training.

The champ has stated publicly in the past that he doesn’t think there are any clear contenders in the division right now.

Woodley suffered a partial labrum tear early in his recent title defense over Demian Maia, which he won by decision. Woodley has been a fighting champion as he has defended it twice in 2017 with winning decisions over Stephen Thompson and Maia.

This tied with three other fighters for the most active 2017 schedule by a UFC champion.

As seen in the main event of UFC Chile on Saturday, May 19, 2018, at Movistar Arena in Santiago, Chile on FOX Sports 1, Usman was able to defeat the former title contender by unanimous decision.

Usman spoke with the FOX crew after his big win over Maia and made it known that he wants a crack at Woodley for his title.

“Hey, champ: You know my social media hasn’t changed since I got in the game five years ago,” Usman said (transcript courtesy of MMA Junkie).

“Welterweight, and I’m coming for that gold strap. And with that performance, even with some handicaps, no one can deny that I’m definitely top five right now in the division.”

This led to Woodley firing back at Usman and made it clear that there are some holes in Usman’s game, which he is more than willing to expose if the UFC ended up booking them against each other for the welterweight title.

“Kamaru Usman, congratulations,” Woodley said. “I don’t ever want to take away the credit. Demian Maia is a game opponent. Me as the champion, I’m always welcoming any challenger. Just make it to that point, I’ll be on the other side of the octagon.

I did see a couple things that if you do against me, you might end up waking up with the smelling salt. But hey, hats off to you. Great job. Just being real.”

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Kamaru Usman Expects Title Shot After Beating Demian Maia

Usman is already calling for his shot at the title.

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Kamaru Usman is on top of the world following his latest win.

As seen in the main event of UFC Chile on Saturday, May 19, 2018 at Movistar Arena in Santiago, Chile on FOX Sports 1, Usman was able to defeat former title contender Demian Maia by unanimous decision.

After the fight, Usman went on record by stating that he believes he deserves a title shot as a result of the biggest win thus far in his pro-MMA career.

“Let’s be honest, nobody, nobody in my division wants to fight me because I’m the hardest fight for anybody,” Usman said at the post-fight press conference (transcript courtesy of Forbes). “This fight right here (with Demian Maia), this is a fight that Dana White wanted. He wanted to test me against the most dangerous guy in the division. That was the most dangerous guy in the division.

“The champion is easier for me to fight and you got these other two bums (Rafael Dos Anjos and Colby Covington) that are fighting for an interim title, those guys are bums, those guys are easier for me to fight. This was the hardest fight in the division.”

“I believe Dana really wanted to test me to see if I had all the tools and I proved I’m good everywhere,” Usman said. “I can defend the takedowns, I can get a guy down if I want them, I can keep it standing and strike, I can do it all.”

Usman had no issue with comparing his fight against Maia to current UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley’s fight against the former title contender. As for the reason of that, he believes that he dominated Maia more than Woodley did.

“I think I should fight for the belt, like, next,” said Usman. “I just dominated (Maia) better than Tyron Woodley. Tyron ran from him the whole fight. Tyron threw, what, the fewest strikes in a championship fight ever? And I just went out and I just dominated the guy from start to finish,”

While Woodley is on the sidelines, the promotion is pushing forward with the division and has already made a big fight in the weight class.

Former UFC lightweight champion Rafael dos Anjos will take on Colby Covington for the interim welterweight title at the upcoming UFC 225 pay-per-view event on Saturday, June 9, 2018, at the United Center in Chicago, Illinois. It appears that Usman will have to wait his turn for a shot at the title.

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Tyron Woodley Reacts to Kamaru Usman Wanting Title Shot

UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley has given his take on Kamaru Usman’s latest win. By watching the main event of UFC Chile on Saturday night (May 19, 2018) at Movistar Arena in Santiago, Chile on FOX Sports 1, Usman was able to defeat Demian Maia…

UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley has given his take on Kamaru Usman’s latest win. By watching the main event of UFC Chile on Saturday night (May 19, 2018) at Movistar Arena in Santiago, Chile on FOX Sports 1, Usman was able to defeat Demian Maia by unanimous decision. After the fight, Usman went on record […]

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Tyron Woodley Reveals Start Date For Floyd Mayweather’s MMA Training

It appears that Mayweather is actually going through with this.

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Tyron Woodley has revealed the start date for Floyd Mayweather’s MMA training.

Whether this training actually leads to a pro-MMA fight remains to be seen, but it’s going to be something interesting to follow in the coming months. This has been an ongoing story all year long.

Mayweather has been teasing for months now that he will make the transition from the world of boxing to the land of MMA.

He recently went on record by saying that he plans to submit the paperwork to get an MMA license, which will likely be in Nevada.

With Mayweather teasing a jump to MMA from the boxing world, there are many who believe that the opponent for Mayweather would be his former rival Conor McGregor.

Mayweather has gone on record by stating that this would serve as his retirement fight, which would leave him with a perfect 50-0 pro-boxing record.

If this fight does happen then, it wouldn’t impact his boxing record but rather his MMA record.

The UFC welterweight champion is a strong believer in the boxing legend and has gone on record in the past by stating in interviews that he is willing to train Mayweather.

Woodley has recently given an update on when Mayweather would start his training and decided to share the news with the world through the power of social media.

“I just talked to Floyd. He was in Singapore…somewhere else,” Woodley said during an Instagram Live session earlier this week (transcribed by MMA News). “I just talked to him a couple of days ago. So when he get back in town next week, me and him are going to start training.”

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Tyron Woodley to Fans: #AllLoveAllWeek

Tyron Woodley has a message to MMA Fans: All love Often criticized for complaining too frequently, in a live chat with fans, Tyron Woodley acknowledges that, as a human, he comes with his set of flaws and is also aware of the perception many MMA fans h…

Tyron Woodley has a message to MMA Fans: All love Often criticized for complaining too frequently, in a live chat with fans, Tyron Woodley acknowledges that, as a human, he comes with his set of flaws and is also aware of the perception many MMA fans have of him: “I ain’t perfect. I’ve complained: ‘Oh, […]

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Floyd Mayweather Set to Begin MMA Training

Floyd Mayweather has been teasing fighting in the UFC for months, but we now have a specific time frame on when he will allegedly begin training. In a live chat with fans Thursday morning, Tyron Woodley informed fans when he will begin training Floyd M…

Floyd Mayweather has been teasing fighting in the UFC for months, but we now have a specific time frame on when he will allegedly begin training. In a live chat with fans Thursday morning, Tyron Woodley informed fans when he will begin training Floyd Mayweather in MMA: “I just talked to Floyd. He was in […]

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