UFC welterweight champion Tyron updates his injury status, gives his opinion on the Georges St-Pierre situation, Nate Diaz, Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather.
UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley co-hosted the Dec. 13 edition of “UFC Tonight” on FS1. Alongside Karyn Braynt and Kenny Florian, Woodley addressed several notable UFC news items.
Here are some of Woodley’s notable quotes:
Woodley on his shoulder
“The situation with my shoulder, I was trying to rehab it. I was trying to see if I could not have to undergo surgery. I was actually going to take a fight with Mr. Nate Diaz prior to the surgery and then have it afterwards, but that fight did not shake out. So therefore, I’m going to undergo not a full reconstruction, they’re going to clean my shoulder out, anchor down the parts that they need to anchor down and then it will be on the road to recovery after that.”
Woodley on the potential Diaz fight
“I think he wanted to make more money. I was offered the fight. He was offered the fight. My part of the deal was done. I think he wanted more money. The Diaz’s are hard to negotiate with. That’s why that fight didn’t happen.”
Woodley on a potential GSP fight
“What other champion is willing to give up their belt? They want to fight for the belt when they have the belt. I was willing to put it all on the line. I don’t have to do that now. Will he be coming down to 170 for me? Who knows? We’ll find out soon.”
Woodley on GSP giving up his belt
“I praise him for not holding up the division. There are a lot of divisions being held up by people not fighting or doing other things.”
Woodley on if UFC should strip champions of their belt after one year of inactivity
“I think it should be case by case. The entertainment aspect is very important. Should Conor be stripped? No. He just fought Floyd and the number of times he fought before that was a lot, as well.”
Woodley on Mayweather fighting in the UFC
“If he comes and fights, it’ll be against Conor McGregor. Do I think it might be a gimmick? Maybe, but there’s not anybody who wouldn’t