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Tyron Woodley needed only 36 seconds to leave Jay Hieron unconscious on the mat

Tyron Woodley needed only 36 seconds to leave Jay Hieron unconscious on the mat

The bell rang, Woodley hopped up and down for a beat, faked a Superman punch then burst forward with frightening speed and absolutely nailed Jay Hieron with a punch that echoed throughout the Mandalay Bay arena. A few seconds later, with strikes that left Hieron stiff with arms in the air, Woodley would walk away from the UFC 1-0 with his mother screaming her head off (wherever she was) and with the wrestling blanket moniker shed. Effing shed.

Tyron Woodley has let everyone know he’s in the UFC in a big way. He’s been saying for years that he’s a top contender and that certain UFC fighters can’t even make eye contact with him. Now there isn’t that wide-open gap between two separate promotions to buffer their existence. Woodley. Woodley is coming. Let’s have a Marquardt rematch, Tarec Saffiediene matchup, or whatever. Welterweight is ridiculously deep.

The Strikeforce invasion is now 3-0 with Isaac Vallie-Flag defeating Yves Edwards by split-decision, Bobby Green taking down Jacob Volkmann by RNC, and T-Wood knocking out Jay Hieron. We count Overeem AND Bigfoot as part of team Strikeforce.

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