Tyron Woodley, the former UFC Welterweight titleholder, expressed his strong desire to face Israel Adesanya inside the Octagon. Woodley’s passion to fight Adesanya remains unwavering. Read more about their potential matchup.
|Tyron Woodley’s Desire to Fight Israel Adesanya|
|Former UFC Welterweight titleholder|
|Hasn’t competed in MMA since March 2021|
|Ventured into boxing with two losses to Jake Paul|
Tyron Woodley’s Desire to Fight Israel Adesanya
Tyron Woodley, the former UFC Welterweight titleholder, expressed his strong desire to face Israel Adesanya inside the Octagon. Woodley, who hasn’t competed in MMA since his loss to Vicente Luque in March 2021, has ventured into boxing with two losses to Jake Paul. However, the 41-year-old fighter revealed that the only thing that would bring him back to the UFC is the opportunity to beat Adesanya.
In an interview with the JAXXON PODCAST, Woodley expressed his dislike for Adesanya, calling him out for being fake. He recalled a time when he praised Adesanya’s skills and character, but now feels the need to filter himself when talking about him. Woodley acknowledged that Adesanya is currently at the top of the Middleweight division and expressed his respect for the champion.
Woodley, who spent his entire MMA career at Welterweight, moved up in weight for his boxing matches against Paul. On the other hand, Adesanya recently suffered his second defeat as the UFC Middleweight champion in a fight against Sean Strickland. Strickland secured a unanimous decision victory over Adesanya, leaving the champion contemplating his next move.
Woodley’s desire to fight Adesanya stems from his belief that to be the best, you have to beat the best. Despite his hiatus from MMA, Woodley’s passion to face Adesanya remains strong, and he hopes for another opportunity inside the Octagon.
|Tyron Woodley||Israel Adesanya|
|Former UFC Welterweight titleholder||Current UFC Middleweight champion|
|Hasn’t competed in MMA since March 2021||Recently suffered his second defeat as champion|
|Ventured into boxing with two losses to Jake Paul||Woodley’s desire to fight him stems from his belief in beating the best|