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Tyron Woodley Detested The Idea Of An Interim Welterweight Champion In Absence

Tyron Woodley Detested The Idea Of An Interim Welterweight Champion In Absence
3/8/2017

Tyron Woodley revealed after his fight at the UFC 214 on Saturday, that he tired hi Labrum in the first round, though unsure of the seriousness of the injury, it is known that he will actually be sidelined till 2018.

Despite been sidelined till 2018, he objects the idea of bringing in an interim Welterweight Champion while he is out recovering, sitting the fact that he is the most active of Champions since he won the title in UFC 201 and defending it against Robbie Lawler — twice against Stephen Thompson and once against Maia.

“I’m going to get a second or third opinion on this shoulder, see what I need to do to get back as fast as I can,” Woodley told The MMA Hour on Monday ( transcription via MMA Fighting). “And if anybody says, utters, mumbles, accidentally says the word ‘interim,’ I’m going to lose my sh-t. Because I fought four world title fights in 12 months, and I was prepared to fight five in 18 months coming out in November. So, I dare somebody to say anything about a goddang interim title. I will lose my top, because I’ve seen athletes injured for years, months, never defended — how many belts has Conor McGregor defended?

“Let’s keep everything consistent, people. Let’s keep everything equal, let’s keep everything the same. Don’t mention an interim title. I am so going to flip a screw.”

According to the UFC president Dana White, Woodley was to face former champ Georges St-Pierre but after his fight on Saturday, as a kind of a punishment will now be Michael Bisping vs. St-Pierre.

“Why do I fight Lawler? What has he done in this last year besides crawl up in a ball and hide?” Woodley asked. “That’s what Ronda Rousey did. He didn’t do that when he knocked out everybody else. I didn’t do that when I got knocked out. I came back, I shook myself else off, I got myself back up.

“I just don’t feel like someone that’s taken a year off, as much as I know Dana loves Robbie and the fans love Robbie — I love Robbie, Robbie’s a dope fighter, we were friends before that fight, I feel bad that we haven’t really communicated that much since then — but I just don’t feel as if a fighter who I knocked out in 46 seconds takes a year off, (then) comes back and wins a fight kinda close, and jumps right back into the title picture. So, there’s no clear contenders right now.”
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