Tyron Woodley Says He Wants to Face Matt Brown
Posted by Jeremy Thomas on 08.27.2014
It's his top choice for a next opponent...
Tyron Woodley spoke with MMAjunkie about his win at UFC Fight Night 48, his next fight and more. Check out the highlights:
On who he wants to face next: "Matt Brown. Matt Brown just had a war with Robbie Lawler. Exciting fight. Had he won that fight, he'd be fighting for a world title. The organization is big on him. The fans are big on him. He has a ton of cardio, a ton of heart. He fights like freakin' a mad man."
On a possible fight with Rory MacDonald: "It doesn't make sense to throw me back in there with him. There was no controversy there. He beat me."
On a possible fight with Carlos Condit: "I already beat him, and I'm pretty sure he's not healed up and ready to fight. And also, I think there's really no reason to rematch that fight either."
On Brown: "It's one of the best fights in the division just because the dude won't go away. He's like a freakin' zombie. So if you guys want to see that, make your voices heard on social media. I like that fight. I want that fight. Let's make that fight happen."
On when he wants to fight: "That puts me in the position where there's no stagger. "It's no, ‘OK, he fought in June, and you fought in May, and he's not ready, and it's too soon.' Whenever they schedule Johny Hendricks and Robbie Lawler, I think it'd be phenomenal if they made us the co-main event. We won't let the fans down. I think it sets up a ‘Fight of the Night' or ‘Fight of the Year' type of fight based on our styles and our histories. If Matt Brown is open to the idea of pleasing these fans and giving them a great show – and putting himself or putting myself back in the world title hunt – it's great for us. I respect him. He's a stud. I think he fights hard as hell. I enjoy watching him. I'm a fan of his heart and his toughness. I need to be tested like that with someone with that tenacity, that heart, that conditioning."