UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley is currently to defend his title from undefeated rising challenger Darren Till. Now it would appear that Darren Till is the only fighter Woodley is interest in facing.
Tyron Woodley and Darren Till are set to headline UFC 228. The live pay-per-view event will take place in Dallas, Texas on Sept. 8.
UFC welterweight contender Kamaru Usman has been campaigning for the position as Tyron Woodley’s backup opponent, if Darren Till is forced to pull out of the fight. After all, Darren Till missed weight for his most recent octagon performance.
Appearing on Ariel Helwani’s MMA Show, Tyron Woodley revealed that he has no interest in facing Kamaru Usman if Darren Till is forced to back out of the bout.
“Me and Usman will fight at some point in time, and I’m with it. I’m with it. I’m with fighting him, I’m with fighting Mike Perry, all these dudes I respect. I like a person who brings true skill sets to the table and is a true fighter. I’m with it all day. But I’m not going to fight (Usman) on no 24-hours notice.
“I’ve been training for a six-foot-three striker, a southpaw. Not a five-foot-ten poor stand-up. Negative. I don’t do what I do the best because I wing s–t. I train, I prepare, I strategize. I break my opponent down to a molecule and I drown them. I leave them empty, I take away all their best gifts, and then I snipe them. I’m not going to switch it up in five minutes.”