Tyron Woodley Squashes Rumor About Fighting Masvidal Instead of Demian Maia

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On FS1’s UFC Tonight, UFC Welterweight Champion Tyron Woodley responded to the rumor that he’d be defending his title Jorge Masvidal instead of Demian Maia.

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432 Comments on "Tyron Woodley Squashes Rumor About Fighting Masvidal Instead of Demian Maia"

  1. LOL good for Tyrone, I kinda feel bad for him now cause he wasn't able to get the money fights he wanted (Bisping, GSP, Conor, Nick Diaz etc.), and in the process of trying to get those fights, he was cursed by the fans for supposedly trying to duck Wonderboy/Maia. SO Props to him, wish him the best of luck.

  2. LOL good for Tyrone, I kinda feel bad for him now cause he wasn't able to get the money fights he wanted (Bisping, GSP, Conor, Nick Diaz etc.), and in the process of trying to get those fights, he was cursed by the fans for supposedly trying to duck Wonderboy/Maia. SO Props to him, wish him the best of luck.

  3. This fight is awesome, Demian Maia is a beast. Tyron Woodley is one of my favorite fighters. And finnally someone defending there belt against a top contender! Jesus Christ everyone is dodging the #1 contenders. Bisping, Might mouse, Garbrant. Respect and shoutout to my homies Stipe Miocic, Daniel Cormier, Blessed MMA, Tyron Woodley, and ofcourse Conor Mcgregor.

  4. This fight is awesome, Demian Maia is a beast. Tyron Woodley is one of my favorite fighters. And finnally someone defending there belt against a top contender! Jesus Christ everyone is dodging the #1 contenders. Bisping, Might mouse, Garbrant. Respect and shoutout to my homies Stipe Miocic, Daniel Cormier, Blessed MMA, Tyron Woodley, and ofcourse Conor Mcgregor.

  5. funny how ken flo is bigger then tyron lol! i think tyron is a pretty small welterweight, maia is huge compared to him! Im glad he's not trying to duck maia tho, definitley becoming a bigger woodley fan as time goes on, seems like he is a pretty down to earth guy.

  6. funny how ken flo is bigger then tyron lol! i think tyron is a pretty small welterweight, maia is huge compared to him! Im glad he's not trying to duck maia tho, definitley becoming a bigger woodley fan as time goes on, seems like he is a pretty down to earth guy.

  7. My money's on Woodley. With Maia's amazing ground game, he may be just as "good" at what he does as Tyron, and may be just as tough of a matchup vs other opponents as T-Wood. He definitely has more skill, but Woodley's so strong it's unbelievable. Also Damien had a hard enough time getting Masvidal to the mat and almost lost that fight. I just think it's a bad match up for him ( now watch Maia choke him out, lol).

  8. My money's on Woodley. With Maia's amazing ground game, he may be just as "good" at what he does as Tyron, and may be just as tough of a matchup vs other opponents as T-Wood. He definitely has more skill, but Woodley's so strong it's unbelievable. Also Damien had a hard enough time getting Masvidal to the mat and almost lost that fight. I just think it's a bad match up for him ( now watch Maia choke him out, lol).

  9. Tyron is the model for future UFC talent pipeline. National class Collegiate wrestler with world class athleticism. Unfortunately, Bellator is the only MMA org actively recruiting and signing just such people. Dana needs to start drafting "talent" like young Tyrons and developing them.

  10. Tyron is the model for future UFC talent pipeline. National class Collegiate wrestler with world class athleticism. Unfortunately, Bellator is the only MMA org actively recruiting and signing just such people. Dana needs to start drafting "talent" like young Tyrons and developing them.

    • Mesut Ozil Yeah, but it's not like Tyron tries to avoid the top contenders as he's implying. He just wants to be paid well, and it's not like those would be bad fights. It's a win/win for fans and the fighters, and I wouldn't mind seeing them happen as long as there's no clear contender for the title shot like there will be if he beats Maia.

    • Couldn't agree more. I think he is smart enough to realize he is not a big draw and he can make a lot more money as the co-main event of huge cards.

      I'd probably start liking the guy, if he came out and admitted not really wanting superfights. He just wants that negotiating leverage.

    • Deez Nuts How does he try not to fight the top 5? Look at the top 5. He beat Lawler, Condit, and beat up Thompson twice. The other guys are Maia, who he's about to fight, and Masvidal. The only guy who's beat Tyron in his entire UFC run is Rory, and he's gone.

    • Mesut Ozil Yeah, but it's not like Tyron tries to avoid the top contenders as he's implying. He just wants to be paid well, and it's not like those would be bad fights. It's a win/win for fans and the fighters, and I wouldn't mind seeing them happen as long as there's no clear contender for the title shot like there will be if he beats Maia.

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