The winner of Robbie Lawler vs. Matt Brown is likely going to get the next title shot vs. Johny Hendricks. However, during a recent appearance on MMAJunkie radio, Tyron Woodley said he aims to beat Rory MacDonald so bad Saturday night that UFC president Dana White has no choice but to let him fight for the title.
“I think the best performance is going to get a title shot,” said Woodley. “My goal is really to focus on beating Rory MacDonald in a dominant fashion. Everything else, whether they give me a shot or not, I’m eventually going to win the world title; I’m going to be in the title picture.”
“I think they’re trying to put a fire underneath me, underneath Rory, underneath Robbie and Matt. I don’t think anybody is getting awarded anything. This is the UFC. You don’t think they can switch that and change the promos on the spot? I think it’s performance-based.”