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Thursday, Jan 23, 2020

UFC London: Manager Says Tyron Woodley is “Going to be That Killer”

Tyron Woodley (photo via YouTube)

By FCF Staff

Tyron Woodley has yet to compete since he lost the UFC’s welterweight crown to Kamaru Usman, and his manager’s reporting the former champ’s very motivated to make some waves in his Octagon return.

Woodley’s reign as the welterweight champ came to an end at UFC 235 in March, 2019, and the accomplished wrestler lost via decision to Usman. Initially, Woodley wasn’t reportedly interested in heading to London to fight Edwards, but eventually the bout was signed.

While discussing Woodley’s decision to take the March 21st fight, Kawa said the following (quote via MMA Junkie):

“He’s (Woodley) is completely and utterly just, ‘I’m going to kill people,’” Kawa said. “That’s where Tyron is right now mentally. He wants to be that killer. He’s going to be that killer, so I don’t think it matters anymore who, where and what. It just doesn’t matter to him anymore. He wants to fight.”

“I think Tyron looked at the landscape, and he said to himself, ‘OK, I got to get back to the mix of things. We forget: Tyron always fought the No. 1 contender every single time … when we’re now living in the day and age of everybody (calling out) the big superstar, we pick and choose who it’s OK for and who it’s not OK for.”

Woodley (19-4-1) had gone undefeated in seven straight fights prior to fighting Usman. Edwards (18-3), meanwhile, is currently riding an eight fight winning streak.

posted by FCF Staff @ 7:00 am
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