Woodley: I'm the new generation


Tyron Woodley has looked impressive in two of his three UFC bouts defeating Jay Heiron and Josh Koscheck by TKO, but struggled in a bout with Jake Shields. His next fight will be his stiffest test as he takes on Carlos Condit at UFC 171, but Woodley is determined to prove he is the next generation of an MMA fighter:

"I didn't want this fight because I thought that it was easy, that he was a pushover. I'm actually a fan of Condit, he brings it every time. You never can count him out.

For me, I need these types of bouts. I needed the bout with Josh Koscheck because he was going to force me to use the tools that God gave me, and I think Carlos Condit is going to be my toughest test. I'm looking forward to it."

Woodley's game plan for the upcoming fight is not terribly technical, "My strategy is to be the best Tyron Woodley I can be. If I come out there like a ball of fire, I think a hard right hand to any welterweight and I'll put them on the ground. I think that I'm going to get the chance to test his chin. I think I'm going to get the chance to test his cardio that I've been hearing about," Woodley said.

As for the outcome, despite being the underdog, Woodley is very confident that he will walk away with the win, "I think I'm the new generation of the sport, and I'll prove it."

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ajjr0ller site profile image  

1/27/14 5:07 AM by ajjr0ller

Some of you guys lack reading comprehension. He's saying that he wants to fight Condit because he's a tough guy that will force him to use all his skills. He's saying that he doesn't think he's an easy opponent therefore that isn't the reason he wants to fight Condit.

Liyon site profile image  

1/27/14 3:45 AM by Liyon

The wording of the first line of the quote is kind of confusing. I had to read it several times, too. Sounds like Woodley is saying he doesn't want easy fights. He wants fights that will push him, make him evolve as a fighter. I think Woodley's speed will surprise people. He may end up making Condit look slow.

n5 site profile image  

1/26/14 11:05 PM by n5

I think it's going to look like Condit vs Ellenberger

chawkins site profile image  

1/26/14 11:01 PM by chawkins

Athlete, not fighter. Do not want.

MMA Lives Here site profile image  

1/26/14 10:58 PM by MMA Lives Here

This. Calls himself the new generation and calls the younger Carlos Condit a pushover. I'm sure this will end well

JohnnyB1 site profile image  

1/26/14 10:55 PM by JohnnyB1

From my experience of watching MMA for years, fighters who proclaim THEMSELVES the new thing are usually not. The new thing is usually discovered and pointed out by the MMA community.

RyannVonDoom site profile image  

1/26/14 10:54 PM by RyannVonDoom

new generation of blanket. 

MMA Lives Here site profile image  

1/26/14 10:52 PM by MMA Lives Here

"I didn't want this fight because I thought that it was easy, that he was a pushover."Please tell me he's not talking about Condit here???Condit is the best WW in the world this side of GSP and has looked like a fucking ninja lately. His techniques have been getting tighter and more accurate

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1/26/14 10:44 PM by UGCTT_FryedTakayama


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1/26/14 10:36 PM by hendofanforlife

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