Santiago Ponzinibbio Would Love To Fight Tyron Woodley In August Or September

PonzinibbioSantiago Ponzinibbio wants to regain all his lost momentum. Ponzinibbio hasn’t competed since November 2018 when he knocked out Neil Magny. The victory put him on a seven-fight winning streak as it appeared he was destined to eventually get a title shot. However, the Argentine hasn’t competed since due to a number of health issues […]

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Santiago Ponzinibbio wants to regain all his lost momentum.

Ponzinibbio hasn’t competed since November 2018 when he knocked out Neil Magny. The victory put him on a seven-fight winning streak as it appeared he was destined to eventually get a title shot.

However, the Argentine hasn’t competed since due to a number of health issues and as a result, has been removed from the UFC rankings. But now healthy and ready to compete again, Ponzinibbio is looking for a big name.

He has been calling out Rafael dos Anjos for a while now, but there are many others who interest him as well.

“RDA I think it’s a good fight before,” Ponzinibbio told MMA Junkie. “Now he has a couple of losses, but it’s still a good name, it’s still an ex-champion. Before everything started, they told me one more fight, and you’re going to the belt. I was so excited. Right now I understand I have a couple of months off from the game. It’s not my fault.

“I’d really like to fight with a big name, maybe ex-champion. They have a lot of good names in the division: Robbie Lawler, RDA, ‘Showtime’ Pettis. Michael Chiesa coming in very well into the division; it’s a good fight. Tyron Woodley, ex-champion, always I like this fight. … Stephen Thompson is an exciting fight. A lot of good options, and hopefully they give me a good opponent for my comeback.”

Ponzinibbio Prefers Woodley

If he could choose just one, his preference would be the former champion in Woodley.

Woodley is on a two-fight losing streak and is coming off a lopsided unanimous decision defeat to current top contender Gilbert Burns. However, he still has a No. 5 rank as well as the name value to get Ponzinibbio right back into contention.

Ponzinnibio also has a date in mind.

“I like end of August or September,” Ponzinibbio said. “That’s a good time. Who? There are a lot of good names. If I need to pick and say this guy, I’d love to fight Tyron Woodley. I’ve always been asking for this fight. For different reasons they never give me, but I love this fight.

“There are a lot of good names there. I think we can do a lot of exciting fights with Robbie Lawler, a lot of good guys there. Michael Chiesa, he came in very well, three victories in the division, the last fight was a co-main event. We can do an exciting main event with Michael Chiesa, a good fight, too.”

Who do you want to see Ponzinibbio face next?

Tyron Woodley Wants Two More Fights In 2020

Tyron WoodleyFormer welterweight champion Tyron Woodley says he wants to fight two more times this year. Woodley was inactive for over a year after losing his title to Kamaru Usman in March 2019. He returned to the octagon to face Gilbert Burns in May but once again suffered a lopsided loss. Despite consecutive defeats ‘T-Wood’ is […]

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Former welterweight champion Tyron Woodley says he wants to fight two more times this year. Woodley was inactive for over a year after losing his title to Kamaru Usman in March 2019. He returned to the octagon to face Gilbert Burns in May but once again suffered a lopsided loss.

Despite consecutive defeats ‘T-Wood’ is determined to re-establish himself as one of the best welterweights in the UFC. Speaking on Instagram Live Woodley revealed his plan to fight twice before the end of 2020, he said.

“I want to fight two more times this year. So we are right now in June. I feel like if I can get one on the books sometime in the near future then it still leaves me with November or December to fight again. I want to fight two more times this year. I want to just really knock out some fights. I’m excited about it. I’m ready to get back in there and get after it.”

‘The Chosen One’ stopped short of calling anyone out as he accepts after suffering two losses he needs to be humble.

“I can’t think of anybody off the top of my head like, ‘Oh, let me fight this motherf*cker’” Woodley said. “If you lose a fight you don’t be coming out of the gate like, you ain’t really in a position to call anybody out. You kind of just got to take a seat, sit down, be humble, get back on the grind, get ready to beat somebody up. But you don’t really get to call the shots like that, at least I don’t think you should. Some people do. You know you who are.” (Transcribed by MMA Junkie)

Woodley is currently ranked #5 in the world and is potentially just one win away from being back in the welterweight title picture. Leon Edwards, Colby Covington and Stephen Thompson are just some of the men who could well be next for him.

Who do you want to see Tyron Woodley fight next?

Following Loss To Gilbert Burns, Tyron Woodley Wants Two More Fights In 2020

Former UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley is hoping to make two more trips to the Octagon before 2020 comes to a close. Woodley returned to action back in May after being out for over a year. He took on GIlbert Burns inside the UFC APEX in Las Veg…

Former UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley is hoping to make two more trips to the Octagon before 2020 comes to a close. Woodley returned to action back in May after being out for over a year. He took on GIlbert Burns inside the UFC APEX in Las Vegas, Nevada. For the first time in his […]

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Following Loss To Gilbert Burns, Tyron Woodley Wants Two More Fights In 2020

Former UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley is hoping to make two more trips to the Octagon before 2020 comes to a close. Woodley returned to action back in May after being out for over a year. He took on GIlbert Burns inside the UFC APEX in Las Veg…

Former UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley is hoping to make two more trips to the Octagon before 2020 comes to a close. Woodley returned to action back in May after being out for over a year. He took on GIlbert Burns inside the UFC APEX in Las Vegas, Nevada. For the first time in his […]

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Tyron Woodley Claims He’s Been Offered Colby Covington Bout Following Gilbert Burns Loss

Former UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley says he’s already received another offer to fight Colby Covington. Woodley was hoping to rebound from his March 2019 loss to Kamaru Usman when he took on Gilbert Burns. Instead, “The Chosen One…

Former UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley says he’s already received another offer to fight Colby Covington. Woodley was hoping to rebound from his March 2019 loss to Kamaru Usman when he took on Gilbert Burns. Instead, “The Chosen One” suffered another disappointing unanimous decision defeat. Woodley has now dropped two straight bouts and hasn’t emerged […]

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Colby Covington: Tyron Woodley Is Washed Up & Just Fighting For Money

Colby CovingtonWelterweight contender Colby Covington thinks former champion Tyron Woodley is washed up after his one-sided loss to Brazilian submission specialist Gilbert Burns. Woodley was fighting for the first time since losing his 170lb title against Kamaru Usman at UFC 235 in March 2019. Many had expected ‘The Chosen One’ to get back to winning way […]

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Welterweight contender Colby Covington thinks former champion Tyron Woodley is washed up after his one-sided loss to Brazilian submission specialist Gilbert Burns. Woodley was fighting for the first time since losing his 170lb title against Kamaru Usman at UFC 235 in March 2019. Many had expected ‘The Chosen One’ to get back to winning way but Burns shut him out for five full rounds and dominated the fight.

Speaking to Submission Radio Covington expressed his belief that Woodley is done with fighting and simply carrying on to make some money, he said.

“Let’s start off by having a moment of silence for Woodley’s career. [Pours drink out onto the ground] That’s Woodley’s career going down the drain. Just like I told you guys, he’s washed up, he don’t want to fight no more. He’s TMZ Woodley. He’s out there rapping, making songs about me, hurting people’s ear drums. You know who called it? I said he was washed up, I said he was a 40-year-old virgin. He doesn’t want to fight anymore. All he did was show up for a pay check. So, I figure we have a moment of silence for him, and I pour out a beer for his career, because cause just like his career, it went right down the drain.”

A fight between Covington and Woodley has long been talked about but never quite come off. Now that it appears the match-up will never happen ‘Chaos’ thinks Woodley will just be thankful that he didn’t have to face him.

“He ducked me his whole career, and that’s that,” Covington said. “He can go and know that he was a coward, he didn’t want to fight the best guys in the division. And the thing is, he’s happy now. Yeah, he got these two losses out of the way and he got his pay check, but you know what? Woodley didn’t have to lose to me. So, he can ride off into the sunset and go to his retirement home and just be happy that he doesn’t have to deal with the psychiatric that he would have deal with if he would have had to fight me. So, he’s thankful and he’s lucky. He dodged a bullet.”

Do you agree with Colby Covington? Is Tyron Woodley washed up?