Tyron Woodley Believes True Athletes Will Take Over The Sport Of MMA

Tyron Woodley expects the days of getting by on grit alone to be over.

Tyron Woodley
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Tyron Woodley feels premium athletes are the future of MMA competition.

The sport of MMA continues to evolve. MMA has gone from almost having no rules to being a globally recognized and sanctioned sport. The fighters have evolved as well and many believe that the days of relying solely on toughness and heart are over.

During an interview with MMAJunkie.com, Tyron Woodley shared his opinion that modern-day athletes will be the cream of the crop in MMA.

“The best fighter is the best athlete. That is gonna become the case.

“The best athlete has a better chance to have a more explosive workout when it comes down to dynamic striking, motions, movement,” Woodley said. “They’re gonna be more able to switch it up, use their legs, use their hands, they’re gonna be more flexible, they’re gonna have the ability to suppress more. The old school, barnburner fighter that literally just had a strong chin and wouldn’t care and was tired and, you know what I mean, just would keep going? We love watching those fights, but the athlete is gonna (tag him) and get out, and it won’t even be close. He won’t even get a chance to touch him and will be swinging out of desperation.”

Woodley certainly had his share of success in MMA. He is a former UFC Welterweight Champion. “The Chosen One” had four successful title defenses.

Woodley has also dabbled in the world of boxing. He had two fights with Internet personality, Jake Paul. In the first bout, Woodley dropped a split decision. In the rematch, he was knocked out cold in the sixth round.

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