Woodley Looking At UFC 233 Return
After breaking his hand fighting at UFC 228, UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley is looking to return at UFC 233.
The January 26th card in Anaheim currently have Paul Felder and James Vick in the top spot, but Woodley is keeping his eye on the card.
“My hand is doing well, healing up nicely,” Woodley said via Instagram Live. “I’m cleared to fight at the top of next year so the UFC is trying to figure out when I’m fighting. We already know who I’m fighting. January, February, March, one of those months. I’m looking at January 26 real closely. It’s kinda close though on my hand so we’ll see. If I can do it, you better believe it’s done. If I can’t do it then we might se me fighting in Vegas on March 2nd or London. I kinda don’t want to fight out of the country but I’m not gonna be trying to pick the location.”
When asked if Colby Covington would be his opponent, Woodley did not take too kindly to his ex-teammate.
“Colby used to be my warmup guy,” said Woodley. “I hate to break the news to you, but I used to pay him to beat him up. 500 bucks a week plus food plus hotel plus rental car plus gun range plus entertainment plus personal trainers, pad work, massage therapy, yoga. I spoiled the little waste of sperm, now all of a sudden he’s bumping his gums.”
“There’s a lot of good guys in the division… Just because I think I’m the best don’t mean that there’s not some other people that can think they’re the best. It’s not to say that those people don’t think that if they get in the octagon with me, they might have the chance to do something nice. It don’t mean it’s gonna happen. The only person I don’t really f*ck with is Colby because he knows he can’t beat me. There’s no chance. He wanted me to fight him injured with a f*cked up hand and I almost took the fight because I still would have beat him.”
Initial Report: MMA Fighting