Former UFC welterweight champion, Tyron Woodley is yet to make his UFC return since his loss to Kamaru Usman back in UFC 239. While Leon Edwards is a possible opponent for Woodley at the moment, Woodley is not intrigued to fight. However, the former champion confirms that he will be making his comeback soon, and he already has some fights that he would like to get to be the greatest fighter of all time.
In a recent interview with ESPN, Tyron Woodley addresses what is next for him and answers :
“My goal is to be the greatest of all time. So I got to go and get back my retaliation. I got to go beat Colby. Then after all that I still got to go out and say I went up a division and I beat Israel Adesanya. Then I did a super fight against Khabib who is still undefeated at the time. If I do all that s**t how you not gonna say I am not greatest.”
Woodley intends to clear out the welterweight division first before moving up for a super fight with Israel Adesanya. Due to some unfortunate turn of events, Tyron Woodley could never fight Colby Covington when he was the champion. Well, Colby Covington is still on the radar of former champion, Tyron Woodley who wants to fight both Usman and Covington in the near future.
“I want to fight Colby, I want to fight Usman, s—, I want to fight Israel Adesanya after I wipe out the division. If I get past that test, I want to fight Khabib. I ain’t going to make 155 so Khabib will have to jump off to something.” Woodley continued.
Even before his fight with Kamaru Usman, Woodley was claiming to move up to middleweight for another UFC title. Although the loss against Usman has delayed halted Woodley’s journey, he is adamant to fight Adesanya for the middleweight title. Talking about Adesanya, Woodley said:
“He’s a beast. I like Israel. I legit took a picture with him and I hardly ever take a picture with anybody. It’s like when I fought Carlos Condit. I was such a huge fan of Carlos Condit, I watched him for so many years. I was so pumped to get ready to fight him because I knew the danger he brought. I feel the same way about Israel.”
At the moment, neither UFC nor Tyron Woodley has shared any information regarding his return and next opponent.