Tyron Woodley Pulls Out Of UFC Minneapolis Headliner

Former UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley has pulled out of his scheduled fight at the upcoming UFC Minneapolis event. A rematch between Woodley and Robbie Lawler was supposed to headline this show. In their first fight, Woodley defeated Lawler by first-round knockout at UFC 201 in July 2016 to claim the welterweight belt. The news […]

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Former UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley has pulled out of his scheduled fight at the upcoming UFC Minneapolis event.

A rematch between Woodley and Robbie Lawler was supposed to headline this show. In their first fight, Woodley defeated Lawler by first-round knockout at UFC 201 in July 2016 to claim the welterweight belt.

The news was made by ESPN MMA reporter Brett Okamoto on Friday morning who revealed that Woodley is dealing with a hand injury. There is no immediate timeframe for Woodley’s return. Now, the UFC is trying to find a replacement for Woodley to fight Lawler.

“BREAKING: Tyron Woodley has been forced to withdraw from his June 29 bout against Robbie Lawler due to injury, per sources. UFC looking for a replacement to keep Lawler on the card in Minneapolis. More info coming soon to @ESPN.”

UFC Minneapolis is set to take place on Saturday, June 29, 2019 at the Target Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

The promotion will be announcing more bouts for this show in the coming weeks. Here’s the updated card:

TBA vs. Robbie Lawler

Demian Maia vs. Anthony Rocco Martin

Roosevelt Roberts vs. Vinc Pichel

Jussier Formiga vs. Joseph Benavidez

Alonzo Menifield vs. Paul Craig

Chas Skelly vs. Jordan Griffin

Drew Dober vs. Marco Polo Reyes

Maurice Greene vs. Junior Albini

Eryk Anders vs. Vinicius Moreira

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UFC 237 Commentators & Analysts Revealed

The UFC 237 broadcast plans have been revealed. UFC 237 will take place inside the Jeunesse Arena in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The card is set to go down this Saturday night (May 11). The weigh-ins will be held tomorrow and you can check back on the MMA …

The UFC 237 broadcast plans have been revealed. UFC 237 will take place inside the Jeunesse Arena in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The card is set to go down this Saturday night (May 11). The weigh-ins will be held tomorrow and you can check back on the MMA News homepage for live coverage. UFC 237 […]

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UFC 237 Commentators & Analysts Revealed

The UFC 237 broadcast plans have been revealed. UFC 237 will take place inside the Jeunesse Arena in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The card is set to go down this Saturday night (May 11). The weigh-ins will be held tomorrow and you can check back on the MMA …

The UFC 237 broadcast plans have been revealed. UFC 237 will take place inside the Jeunesse Arena in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The card is set to go down this Saturday night (May 11). The weigh-ins will be held tomorrow and you can check back on the MMA News homepage for live coverage. UFC 237 […]

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Tyron Woodley Eyes UFC Title Bout After Robbie Lawler Rematch

Tyron Woodley believes he’ll get a chance to reclaim Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) gold sooner than later. Woodley will be taking on Robbie Lawler in a rematch on June 29. The bout will headline UFC on ESPN 3. It’ll take place in Min…

Tyron Woodley believes he’ll get a chance to reclaim Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) gold sooner than later. Woodley will be taking on Robbie Lawler in a rematch on June 29. The bout will headline UFC on ESPN 3. It’ll take place in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Back in July 2016, Woodley captured the UFC welterweight title from […]

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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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Colby Covington Rips Woodley, Lawler, Askren, & Usman

Colby Covington has taken aim at four top Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) welterweights. Covington is expected to be Kamaru Usman’s first welterweight title challenger. Usman captured the gold with a dominant unanimous decision victory over …

Colby Covington has taken aim at four top Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) welterweights. Covington is expected to be Kamaru Usman’s first welterweight title challenger. Usman captured the gold with a dominant unanimous decision victory over Tyron Woodley at UFC 235. Woodley will move on to face Robbie Lawler in a rematch, while “The Chosen One’s” […]

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