Woodley: Feed me to the wolves


Tyron Woodley made one of the more impressive debuts of a Strikeforce import, TKO'ing Jay Hieron in just thirty six seconds of the first round at UFC 156. Now Woodley faces a hard test this weekend, fighting Jake Shields at UFC 161. Woodley, however, is down for the challenge and ready to fight the best the UFC has to offer:

"The whole goal that entire camp was to make a statement," Woodley told Bleacher Report about his UFC debut. "I not only wanted to make a statement to myself but also the team I fight for and the promotion. The UFC needed to see that I was there now and put everyone on notice.

"I think I'm ready, man. I don't need to be powdered up. I've asked for tough fights on purpose. Feed me to the wolves. I already know who they are. It's not like they have some secret animal they are going to unleash inside the cage. I already know who the wolves are in the welterweight division and I'm ready to fight any of them."

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IAmNotImpressedbyYourStocktonSlap site profile image  

6/10/13 1:29 PM by IAmNotImpressedbyYourStocktonSlap

I love this guy! Even more so since he's from STL, my hometown. I think he runs through Shields, his wrestling is great and his explosive athleticism is incredibly hard to handle.

Il Duce site profile image  

6/10/13 1:09 PM by Il Duce

Love the attitude. He may end up turning me into a fan.

minotauro11 site profile image  

6/10/13 12:45 PM by minotauro11

Tyron wants a KOTN bonus. I think he's pissed Bigfoot stole his last time out. Someone above compared this to the Galvao fight, I think that is a perfect comparison. Shields is a better wrestler but probably a less dangerous grappler. Hopefully equally outmatched on the feet.

caposa site profile image  

6/10/13 12:29 PM by caposa

When Woodley was first on everyone's radar in Strikeforce Challengers he looked like a complete beast. Around the Saffiedine fight he started approaching fights differently and went the more safe route. He's been noticeably more aggressive in his last 2 fights though, so let's hope he's back to his old self. Would not surprise me one bit to see him KO Shields. If he wins, Erick Silva would be a perfect fight.

JStrongMMA site profile image  

6/10/13 12:17 PM by JStrongMMA

Lol..shut up dude.

JStrongMMA site profile image  

6/10/13 12:16 PM by JStrongMMA

Shields is going to grapplefuck Woodley to a decision.

MisterMr site profile image  

6/10/13 11:21 AM by MisterMr

Shields will get cut if he loses this fight.I'm rooting for Shields.

Onlyonemichaelbisping site profile image  

6/10/13 5:16 AM by Onlyonemichaelbisping

Fair play.. After watching a few of his more boring fights in strikeforce I wasn't sold on woodley but he's proving the doubters wrong

MMA Lives Here site profile image  

6/10/13 5:14 AM by MMA Lives Here

Perfect attitude