Tyron Woodley Says He Wants To Eventually Go After Middleweight Title

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So, this would mean the victor would jump right back into camp, if, the UFC wanted to move forward with a title unification bout for August 4th.

However, McGregor statement in the Social Media all but confirms the report from Journalist Ariel Helwanim who reported that both Irish and the Brazilian could have competed for a third belt, a Interim Welterweight. McGregor went on to say that the fight did not happen because "something came up".

With the UFC Welterweight Champion Tyron Woodley shelved for a year due to a shoulder injury, the UFC made the decision to brand Covington's fight with Rafael Dos Anjos an interim title fight.

Somewhat surprisingly, Covington started swinging for the fences early doors, landing solid left and right hands before putting dos Anjos on his back. When I'm ready to fight, now it's time to fight.

Woodley (18-3-1) last competed nearly a year ago at UFC 214, where he successfully defended his title for the second time against Demian Maia via unanimous decision. With a quick submission win over Neil Magny by arm triangle at UFC 215 and a dominant 5 round decision win over former champion Robbie Lawler at UFC Fight Night Winnipeg, Rafael Dos Anjos propelled himself to the top of the welterweight division and next in line for a shot at Tyron Woodley. Long before achieving his dream in becoming the UFC welterweight champion, Woodley had taken a journey full of twists and turns, but when you actually sit down an think about it, it's more of him being at the right place at the right time and always staying ready. When it's all said and done, I did everything I could do there.

"Yeah, actually UFC didn't contact me to talk about that fight at all", dos Anjos said.

Colby "Chaos Covington is 13-1 and will enter the cage at -110 saturday night, riding a 5 fight win streak inside the octagon and quickly becoming one of the most disliked fighters on the UFC roster".

"It's kind of frustrating because I beat the former champ, and I was hoping to fight (Woodley)", dos Anjos said.

"If it wasn't for his loud mouth and his ability to talk trash to his opponents and people outside of his weight class and just pretty much anybody that picks a bone with him, [he still] backs it up", Waterson said.

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