On FS1’s “UFC Tonight,” UFC Welterweight Champion Tyron Woodley and his challenger Stephen Thompson each discussed a few key topics headed into tonight’s UFC 209 main event.
•Tyron Woodley on his relationship with Thompson: “It’s fight week, we’re professionals. When they lock us in the Octagon, I’m going to play T-ball with his head.”
•Woodley on his relationship with Dana White after being called a drama queen: “I called the apple an apple. It takes one to know one. You might be a drama queen, yourself.”
•Woodley on not wanting the rematch with Thompson: “It’s not that I looked for another opponent. When other guys are interested in fighting you, you have to entertain those guys. I walked away thinking I won, but I knew I’d have to face him again at some point.”
•Woodley on why he’s been an underdog in his last three fights: “People in Vegas like to lose money, I guess. I do pretty good as the underdog.”
•Stephen Thompson on if he thought he won the first fight: “Tyron definitely won the first and fourth rounds. I felt like I had the second, third and fifth rounds and the fight. I finished out on top and I thought I won it.”
•Thompson on if he learned a lesson from the first fight: “I did learn a lot about myself in that fight. I didn’t get to take that belt back to South Carolina, but whoever steps in that Octagon with me is in for a hell of a fight.”
•Thompson on Woodley not wanting to take the fight: “He knows he’s got to fight me one more time, and that’s scary. That might have gotten in his head. That’s an advantage for me. I want to fight the best Woodley in the world and put on a war.”
Watch Thompson’s interview video from Fs1’s “UFC Tonight” HERE.