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Saturday, May 18, 2019

Tyron Woodley Discusses Decision to Pull Out From Robbie Lawler Rematch

Tyron Woodley (photo via YouTube)

By FCF Staff

Recently it was revealed that Tyron Woodley will no longer face Robbie Lawler for a second time on June 29th, and since then, the former welterweight champ’s discussed his decision to withdraw from the bout.

During a recent Instagram Live session, Woodley confirmed that a hand injury is why he decided to drop out of the upcoming fight (quotes via MMA Junkie):

“A lot of questions about my hand and me not fighting June 29. I don’t know if they’re going to reschedule me and Robbie for a different date or if they’re going to actually get him a new opponent, but I got to make sure I protect my hand. That’s where I make the money with. I have to be confident throwing my moneymaker, my right hand. I toughed it through the last fight, guys, a lot of (expletive) tape. This time around I’ve got to be honest with myself. The gripping, the grabbing, the posting, the pushing off, the strength, the snapping – all of the above was a little bit more difficult. I’m going to make sure I put myself in position to be successful. At the end of the day, I got to get that belt back. I’ve got to put myself in the best position.”

Woodley faced Lawler for the first time in July, 2016, and ended the latter’s run as champion via a first round, knockout.

posted by FCF Staff @ 8:00 am
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