Tyron Woodley Doesn’t Believe Rafael Dos Anjos win earn him a title shot.
After a unanimous decision win over former UFC welterweight champion Robbie Lawler in the main event of UFC on FOX 26, Rafael dos Anjos might just be the UFC “Fighter of the Year” for 2017. Many praises the signature performance of Dos Anjos over Lawler and that could lead him to a title fight.
At UFC on FOX 26, Rafel Dos Anjos and Lawler knew that UFC brass Dana White had said the winner would face welterweight champion, Tyron Woodley.
Rafael dos Anjos is relying on UFC brass Dana White to be a man of his word. If that’s the scene, dos Anjos is the next man to face champ Tyron Woodley after the win.
Tyron Woodley the reigning welterweight champ is the one person, who doesn’t feel their performance was topmost.
Woodley was recently speaking to MMAFighting:
“Was it a good performance?”If I had Robbie Lawler against the Octagon like that, would he have been alive or would he have been knocked the f*ck out? He’d have been knocked out.”
Tyron Woodley is sidelined due to of his shoulder surgery. Despite his injury, he has plenty going on in his plate outside the octagon. He isn’t concerned about his next opponent at the moment, Although he doesn’t believe dos Anjos’ win over Lawler was something that earned him a title shot.
Tyron Woodley back in 2016 knocked out Lawler to win the belt in the first round. Dos Anjos is the former UFC lightweight champ, who went up a division last year.
“I just think when you come to this welterweight level, you’re dealing with a different type of power,” Woodley said. “I feel like strategically, those guys look good, because the idea of a good fight to fans is a teeter-tottering, back-and-forth war. But when you got a guy that’s known for his jiu-jitsu, leg kicks and takedowns and he doesn’t use those when those are there, it’s not that great of a performance.
“When you got Robbie against the Octagon and he’s throwing punches in bunches and he’s swinging, hitting elbows and hitting with MMA gloves, yeah he threw 100 punches, but how many actually landed? How many did significant damage? If I get Robbie against the cage, it’s gonna take a couple and he’s gonna go down. Put Stephen [Thompson] against the cage, it took a couple and he went down. Nate Marquardt. Anybody, in win or defeat, if I see the chin and I hit it, they go down.”
Woodley believes, his next ideal opponent should be Georges St-Pierre or Conor Mcgregor, but they have some other plans, and either of them doesn’t want to fight him. Apparently, Woodley has no interest in fighting Dos Anjos or Colby Covington.
I’m looking forward to fighting people who their brands are larger than mine. I’m not looking to bring somebody up,” Woodley said. “I’m in a position where I did that already. I’ve already sought out to fight the guy with a brand, so that I could project myself and bring myself up. I’m just not interested in promoting other people, man. I worked so hard to self-promote myself. I don’t have no agent. I’m out there in these streets and I’m hustling. Until someone can show me they’re doing the same thing or truly deserve the No. 1 contender, I’m good.”
“I wasn’t really impressed,” Woodley said. “I wasn’t impressed.”
Do you agree with Tyron Woodley’s recent remarks on Dos Anjos and Robbie Lawler’s performance?