Tyron Woodley Explains Why He Wanted Hendricks Fight

August 12, 2015 7:35 am by Chris Taylor
Tyron Woodley

TYRON WOODLEY

After months of lobbying, Tyron Woodley (15-3 MMA) was finally granted his wish to fight former UFC welterweight champion Johny Hendricks (17-3 MMA), as the two men are set to throw down at October’s UFC 192 event in Houston, Texas.

“The Chosen One” was a recent guest on “The MMA Hour” where he explained his desire to fight “Bigg Rigg”, his words:

“I’m a sportsman, man. I want to fight the best. He’s a former champion, he’s had three or four title shots. One he pulled out and the other were very close. He is arguably one of the best if not some people think he’s the best guy in the world. Me, I can go out and fight a guy that is outside the top 10 or one that is a good style matchup and I can go out there and put on this crazy performance, beat him up and look all amazing and get a title shot that way. But me, I know beating the best and continually and consistently doing that, is going to make my road to the title deserved and earned. That’s when i can look in the mirror and sleep at night and feel comfortable about that.”

Woodley and Hendricks already have a history, as the two squared off in a wrestling match in college, with “Bigg Rigg” emerging victorious.

Who do you have winning this welterweight number one contenders match? Sound off Penn Nation!

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