Woodley On UFC 228: Its Till Or Nothing
At Thursday’s conference call, UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley made it clear that the only person he will fight on September 8th in Dallas is Darren Till.
While Kamaru Usman is the official backup for the fight in case something happens to Till, mainly missing weight, which has plagued him for two of his last fights, Woodley made it clear to anyone who was listening that its the Liverppol fighter or bust.
“It’s TIll or no fight at all,” Woodley said at a media day Thursday.
“I’ll fight Usman on a full training camp,” Woodley said. “I’ll fight anybody on a full training camp. I’ll fight you on a full training camp, but I’m not a guy, this is not a circus to me. You’re not going to have me prepare to fight a 6-foot-3 striker southpaw, and then on 24 hours’ notice because this motherf*cker missed weight and he’s unprofessional, now I gotta fight a 5-foot-10 switch-stance wrestler. No, you’re not going to waste my time, you’re not going to money that I put into training camps, you’re not going to add this one crazy variable and make me feel like I’m the pansy for not taking the fight. No, it’s not what happened. So if he’s making some money for making weight, congratulations, he gets some free bags.”
“I’m already training. I’m not doing that bulls**t fight someone on 24 hours. This is not a joke to me. I train my ass off, I put myself in position to be successful. What other champion do you see that does that? Name me one. Name me another champion who defended his title three times in one year and had four world title fights and then had an interim title put in before one year expired? Name me another one. I’m not about the bulls**t.”
“I’m a fighter who likes to focus on the fight,” Woodley said during media day. “I don’t want to focus on him making weight, that’s out of my control. I’m going to make weight. Tell me one time you’ve seen me step on the scale and you didn’t see 170 or less. I’m a professional, I’m going to do what I have to to make weight. Whether he’s 170 or 176, he’s still going to get his ass kicked. That’s something that he has to deal with. And his body is going to be beat up from cutting all that weight. He’s probably not doing it the right way. So, it’s going to be to my benefit if he doesn’t make weight.”
Transcription Via: MMA Fighting