Former UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley lost his belt to Kamaru Usman at UFC 235 in March last year, and then came up short against Gilbert Burns at UFC Vegas a month ago. But despite the two losses in a row, and being 38 years old, ‘The Chosen One’ has no intention of hanging up his gloves.
Quite the opposite, as he explained on a recent Instagram Live (as transcribed by MMA Junkie), Woodley wants to be more active than before.
“I want to fight two more times this year. So we are right now in June,” he said. “I feel like if I can get one on the books sometime in the near future then it still leaves me with November or December to fight again. I want to fight two more times this year. I want to just really knock out some fights. I’m excited about it. I’m ready to get back in there and get after it.”
While Woodley wants two more fights by the end of 2020, he doesn’t feel like he’s in a position to call out anyone specific.
“I can’t think of anybody off the top of my head like, ‘Oh, let me fight this motherf***er’. If you lose a fight you don’t be coming out of the gate like, you ain’t really in a position to call anybody out,” he said. “You kind of just got to take a seat, sit down, be humble, get back on the grind, get ready to beat somebody up. But you don’t really get to call the shots like that, at least I don’t think you should. Some people do. You know you who are.”
Woodley’s last two opponents, Usman and Burns, are set to fight each other at UFC 251 on July 11th for the 170-pound belt.
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