Tyron Woodley once said that Lazy pigs don’t get no slop, and stands behind it by asking the promotion to send him right back into the cage against a powerful welterweight puncher. Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) welterweight contender, Tyron Woodley, is feeling pretty good about his place in the 170-pound division, following a blistering knockout win over Dong Hyun Kim last Saturday (Aug. 23, 2014) in Macau, China. What a difference a few months makes.
In fact, The Chosen One has taken it upon himself to play matchmaker, and is gunning for a showdown opposite division hurter Matt Brown, who may be coming off a loss, but is widely-considered one of the toughest outs in the division, according to Woodley’s conversation with MMA Fighting: A fight against Matt Brown seems most interesting. Fans want it. He has a ton of heart and is tough as nails. Really looking at the landscape of the division, this fight stood out first.
Granted it’s one of the toughest fights, but it’s a good match-up, people love him, he was a fight away from a title shot, ranked fifth, and fans would flip. I feel like he will bring the best out of me and test my limits. I respect him as a fighter and feel fighting him makes the most since for my career. I would also like to do this whenever they have Johny Hendricks vs Robbie Lawler 2 and have it be the co-main event. That way there isn’t a stagger on when we all compete and run into the problem of people already being paired up, injured, or a won-loss formula doesn’t work.
Plus, having the title bout after my fight has always made me send a message that I’m coming for you. I’ll get up for this one. Brown has yet to respond. Woodley (14-3) — who was schooled by Rory MacDonald back in June — has regained his footing in the promotion’s official rankings (see them here). Brown (19-12), who lost a close decision to Robbie Lawler last month in San Jose, Calif., is close behind at No. 5. This potential fight doing anything for ya’?
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