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Tyron Woodley Plans August Return, Welterweight Clean up and Middleweight Crown

Tyron Woodley Plans August Return and Welterweight Clean up


Tyron Woodley said he is planning a come back in August, after sitting out a while to heal after undergoing a surgery for a torn Labrum,  he acquired during his fight with Maia.

Rafael dos Anjos and Colby Covington will be fighting for the UFC interim Welterweight title this weekend  which will line up the winner for a crack at the title but doubts his opponent will be ready by then to face him

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“I’m projected to be back August 4. That’s when I want to fight. I want to fight in L.A,” Woodley said to MMAJunkie Radio . “I’m not really concerned with who’s ready, who’s next. You’ve got to realize, there are certain rights you deserve as a champion. When I’m ready to fight, now it’s time to fight. Whoever they got for me to fight at this time, come get this work. I don’t want to sit back and say, ‘Oh, I want to sit and wait to see what happens with this fight.’ I’m the champion. I want to fight.”

Woodley got injured fighting Demian Maia at UFC 217 and since then has been recovering from the injury but this hashleft him with lots of contenders waiting to have a shot at his title. This according to him leaves him no option than to fight anybody ready, even those outside his division.

“Some of these bouts should’ve taken place anyway, maybe not with the label of interim title, but I think at that point, you make a fight, even if it’s somebody that’s not currently in the division,” Woodley said. “Maybe it’s a Diaz brother - well, obviously maybe not Nick because I think he’s in a little trouble - maybe it’s Nate [Diaz], maybe it’s Georges [St-Pierre], maybe it’s somebody else; but I’m also willing to fight all these other guys.”

Woodley wants to clear out all the contenders in his division, then make his way to 185, where he intends to win the title, just as Georges St-Pierre before him, then defend it. A feet GSP couldn't attain.

“I kind of want to legitimately clean the division,” Woodley said. “I wouldn’t mind fighting RDA [Rafael dos Anjos], Colby [Covington], [Kamaru] Usman, [Darren] Till, and at that point, unless another prospect emerges, I’ve cleaned out the division and I’m the greatest welterweight of all time at that point. Then it’s time to go up to 185 [pounds], and I want that belt and I want to defend.

“I don’t want to just go up there and get two belts to say I got it. I want to finish off my division. When it’s all said and done, I did everything I could do there. I want to go up and challenge myself once again, and I want to try to win the belt at 185 and defend there and pretty much retire as a middleweight.”
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