Tyron Woodley Discusses Timeline For Next Title Defense, Following Hand Surgery
By FCF Staff
After breaking his hand during his clear-cut, submission win over Darren Till last September, Tyron Woodley has provided a timeline for his next title defense.
The welterweight champ was forced to undergo hand surgery, as a result of the injury he sustained at UFC 228. During a recent video Woodley posted on Instagram recently, however, the heavy-handed-fighter reported this (quote via MMA Fighting):
“My hand is doing well, healing up nicely,” Woodley said. “I’m cleared to fight at the top of next year so the UFC is trying to figure out when I’m fighting. We already know who I’m fighting. January, February, March, one of those months. I’m looking at January 26 real closely. It’s kinda close though on my hand so we’ll see. If I can do it, you better believe it’s done. If I can’t do it then we might se me fighting in Vegas on March 2nd or London. I kinda don’t want to fight out of the country but I’m not gonna be trying to pick the location.”
Woodley also had this to say about his former training partner, turned rival, Colby Covington:
“He gonna get beat up,” Woodley said about Covington. “He gonna get hurt, he gonna get embarrassed and hopefully retire so we don’t have to hear that terrible trash talk a second longer. It’s just gotten to the point right now where his name just makes my spirit vex.”
Covington, meanwhile, won the interim title this past June by defeating Rafael dos Anjos.