Former UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley has now lost back-to-back fights for the first time in his career. He lost is title to Kamaru Usman at UFC 235 in March of 2019, and lost his comeback fight to to Gilbert Burns at UFC on ESPN 9 in May. Now Burns fights for the title in July, and Woodley is left with fans questioning whether at 38 he still has it.
However, during a recent Instagram Live, "The Chosen One" said he's all in.
“I want to fight two more times this year,” said Woodley, as transcribed by Mike Bohn for MMA Junkie. “So we are right now in June. 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.”
“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. 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.”