UFC 228: Tyron Woodley Makes Case For Why He’ll Defeat Darren Till
By FCF Staff
Darren Till has yet to lose in his professional fighting career, but Tyron Woodley is extremely confident that’s going to change at UFC 228.
Till (17-0-1) has been booked to fight the welterweight champ on September 8th, following a decision win over Stephen Thompson this past May. Woodley (18-3-1) recently spoke with the media during a luncheon, and while discussing why he believes he’ll retain the welterweight title, he said this (quote via MMA Junkie):
“I feel like I’ve got to make my game plan of what I’m doing based upon an intelligent fighter breaking me down and seeing his weaknesses and seeing what he can exploit on me,” Woodley said. “The only difference is you’ve seen me wrestle in matches, you’ve seen me strike in matches, you’ve seen me grapple in matches, you’ve seen me brawl in matches, you’ve seen me have to put on the thinking cap and have a chess match. He has one style of fighting. He has one way to win this fight. And if you add in his youth and his hunger and his confidence, he’s a very difficult matchup. But I think I have so many different ways to win this fight”
“Confidence ain’t enough. Being tough ain’t enough. I want it just as much as he wants it. I don’t want to be a challenger again. You know, life as a champion and life as a challenger are two separate things. I want to continue to have a platform to use to inspire and motivate to do positive things with..”
Woodley hasn’t fought since July, 2017, when he earned a decision win over Demian Maia.