Tyron Woodley Tells Demian Maia to “Pack a Lunch” For Expected Bout
By FCF Staff
As a result of Demian Maia’s win at UFC 211, it’s believed he’ll face Tyron Woodley next, and the welterweight champ’s already warning the contender to bring a different approach for their fight.
Maia took on Jorge Masvidal on Saturday night, and worked his way to a split decision win. The fight saw Maia take Masvidal down on several occasions, but unlike his bouts with Carlos Condit, Matt Brown or Neil Magny, a fight ending submission never came. In addition, Masvidal was also able to defend several of Maia’s takedown attempts.
After the card, Woodley extended this warning to the surging Brazilian, during the FS 1 post-fight show (quote via MMA Junkie):
“As we say at Roufusport at the end of practice, ‘They think they want some, but they don’t really want none,’” Woodley said. “You guys have to recognize I have the highest takedown defense in the entire welterweight division, (and) second overall in the UFC. I’ve fought the Andre Galvaos of the world and I’ve also fought the Jake Shields. He’ll have to pack a lunch if he thinks he’s going to jump on my back like that and take me down like he did Jorge Masvidal and Carlos Condit.”
The win on Saturday was Maia’s seventh straight. The last fighter to defeat the former middleweight is Rory MacDonald, who did so in 2014.