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Thread: Tyron Woodley says American Top Team welterweights are in a race for UFC title

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    Default Tyron Woodley says American Top Team welterweights are in a race for UFC title

    http://mmajunkie.com/2013/11/19/tyro...for-ufc-title/
    “It’s a race, man,” Woodley told MMAjunkie Radio. “We talk about this all the time, me and Robbie in particular. Robbie’s a lot like me – we don’t have to hate you. … If it gets to the point where one of us has the belt and we have to sit down and talk … those are bridges we have to cross when we get there. But right now, it’s a race. Nobody has brought home the UFC gold at American Top Team. It’s our job to bring home that gold belt.

    “Me, Hector (Lombard), Robbie, Jason High, we’re racing. It’s not a secret.”

    If Woodley (12-2 MMA, 2-1 UFC) was looking for a statement win after his June loss to Jake Shields, a split-decision setback that many believed he won, then he certainly made his statement with authority against Koscheck (17-8 MMA, 15-8 UFC).

    The win sent Woodley into the Honorable Mention list in the latest USA TODAY Sports/MMAjunkie MMA welterweight rankings. (Lawler’s win over MacDonald sent him from HM to No. 11.)

    “It hasn’t really hit me yet,” Woodley said of the win. “This is a guy who’s been around the sport forever. This was his 23rd (UFC) fight – I watched the dude on (‘The Ultimate Fighter’ Season 1). So it was a great honor to fight him and even better to do it on that card.”

    The card was the UFC’s 20th anniversary show, and there were plenty of eyes on it. And when your right hand is splashed all over the highlight reels taking out one of the sport’s most well-known fighters, you’re going to start to creep up the charts quickly.

    Woodley said getting the finish was important for him after his loss to Shields, and it also marked a new philosophy of getting out of his own head, so to speak.

    “One thing I’m never lacking is heart, or skill, athleticism or hard work – anything that makes you a champion,” he said. “But sometimes I can overthink and overanalyze, and I was just praying to God that those changes were unleashed. That’s been the entire theme of my training camp that every fight, anybody after this – (the division is) in shambles right now. There might be some guys in the welterweight division acting like the linemen for me, making that big hole so I can sprint through. I could be a lot closer to a title than what people realize. I just thank God for giving me the courage to go out there and let it all out and not hold back.”

    And if that means having to fight a teammate? Well, Woodley seems to believe those issues would get sorted out. Hey, families fight, too.

    “One thing that separates American Top Team from other teams is the family aspect,” he said. “You can’t substitute it. You can’t fake it. Family is family, and you know when it’s real and you know when it’s not.”
    And if you want beef, then bring the ruckus

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    I laughed at Jason High making a run for the title.

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    Or Woodley
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    I would say that Lombard and Lawler probably have decent chances but other than that, they have a long way to go.

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    I've got a feeling that in the not too distant future, one way or another, GSP won't be the WW champ anymore. And when that's the case, who the hell knows what could happen.
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    Rick Story interested in fighting fellow UFC 167 winner Tyron Woodley
    http://mmajunkie.com/2013/11/19/rick...tyron-woodley/

    “I want to fight anyone in the top-10,” Story told MMAjunkie Radio. “I just want to get back in the top-10 of the world.”

    Fortunately for story, UFC 167 was a fight card that featured five welterweight bouts, meaning there’s no shortage of potential opponents running on a similar fight schedule.

    One fighter who did catch Story’s eye after his preliminary card victory was Tyron Woodley, a former Strikeforce title challenger who earned the “Knockout of the Night” against Josh Koscheck on the pay-per-view.

    “I’d fight Woodley,” Story said. “I just care to fight someone in the top-10.”

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    Woodley is a beast and he looks like the Roidereem of the WW division, he is extremely huge and muscular. Look at those fucking trunks he has as his legs.
    Not only brazilians can do this stuff


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    Quote Originally Posted by IceCold48 View Post
    I laughed at Jason High making a run for the title.
    Was he trying to avoid hurt feelings? Tyron is so sweet

    The real question is, will Tyron, Robbie and Hector all be ok with fighting each other? The top ten gets crowded real quick when you make it there.
    Last edited by Cat--Smasher; 11-20-2013 at 11:55 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pasha K View Post
    Woodley is a beast and he looks like the Roidereem of the WW division, he is extremely huge and muscular. Look at those fucking trunks he has as his legs.
    I met him at a NAGA grappling tourney. I weighed ten pounds heavier then what he fights at and he looked twice my size. He is strong, very strong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cat--Smasher View Post
    Was he trying to avoid hurt feelings? Tyron is so sweet

    The real question is, will Tyron, Robbie and Hector all be ok with fighting each other? The top ten gets crowded real quick when you make it there.
    I think they will, I can't imagine Robbie Lawlor turning downa fight ever.

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