Tyron Woodley Says Carlos Condit is a Point Fighter - Shares Thoughts on the UFC Welterweight Division
Posted by Larry Csonka on 03.06.2014
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- Tyron Woodley recently shared his opinions on many of his fellow UFC Welterweights. Here are the highlights…
On His UFC 171 Opponent Carlos Condit: "He point fights. He moves around. He sticks and moves. He doesn't just come out there and start banging on people. That's not his style. He comes out there, and he overwhelms you with volume. He point fights."
On Point Fighting: "Point fighting is point fighting," Woodley said. "When you have enough points and you overwhelm guys, you do have the ability to finish toward the end of the fight. He makes you chase him, and when he has enough points, he'll finish you."
On Rory MacDonald & Dong Hyun Kim and Others in His Division:"Rory MacDonald should go and cut another avocado because I don't think he deserves a world title fight," Woodley said. "He didn't want to fight the champion when he was there. He was a top three welterweight, and he refused to fight for a title, but now all of the sudden GSP hangs it up for a little bit, and he wants to jump in after a victory over Demian Maia? Not sure about that. Dong Hyun Kim, he's a great fighter. He was losing that fight to Erick Silva, and he got reckless, and he caught him and knocked him out. [John] Hathaway is not a top 10 welterweight. Maybe Dong Hyun Kim and Rory MacDonald should fight each other."
On Nick Diaz Wanting a Title Shot To Return: "He hasn't won a fight since 2011," Woodley said of Diaz. "He lost to Carlos Condit, he lost to GSP, and he hasn't beat a wrestler in his life. So you're going to come out retirement whenever you feel like it and just jump right into a title shot? I don't buy it."
On Stepping Up To Fight Carlos Condit: "For those guys coming off big wins, that's great, but who stepped up and fought Carlos Condit when he needed an opponent?" Woodley said. "He's the No. 2 in the world. Everyone was sitting around knowing Condit didn't have a fight, and I was the only one who stepped up."